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[ih-lek-trish-uh n, ee-lek-] /ɪ lɛkˈtrɪʃ ən, ˌi lɛk-/
a person who installs, operates, maintains, or repairs electric devices or electrical wiring.
Origin of electrician
1745-55, Americanism; electric + -ian Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for electrician
  • The electrician must then run grounding wires to all the metal pieces for safety.
  • Then came the electrician to revamp my sockets in my little study and the post vanished.
  • If outlets feel warm to the touch, have a qualified electrician check the wiring.
  • My brother is an electrician, and he loves his job, but it's a bit more cushy than framing and roofing.
  • You'll need an electrician to wire an outlet for the lights before the molding goes up, and have a switch wired to the plug.
  • Find a reliable electrician and plumber before you need them.
British Dictionary definitions for electrician


/ɪlɛkˈtrɪʃən; ˌiːlɛk-/
a person whose occupation is the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical devices
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Word Origin and History for electrician

1751, "scientist concerned with electricity;" 1869 as "technician concerned with electrical systems;" see electric + -ian.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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