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[ih-lek-truh] /ɪˈlɛk trə/
an electronic navigational system establishing approximate position through coincidence in amplitude of two radio signals.
Origin of elektra
special use of Greek ḗlektra, plural of ḗlektron. See electron


[ih-lek-truh] /ɪˈlɛk trə/
Electra (def 1). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is a summing up of emotions, in one eloquent burst of song, which occurs when elektra recognizes Orestes.

  • She might have surprised the composer—but New York is yet to hear elektra as music-drama.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
  • elektra gave her her opportunity, and proved her one of the exceptional artists of the stage.

    Interpreters Carl Van Vechten
  • "Salome" and "elektra" had at least a certain dignity, a certain bearing.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • To him elektra expressed the regeneration of a race, the destruction of vice, ignorance, and poverty.

    Interpreters Carl Van Vechten
  • You may recall when Strauss' elektra was creating such a furor in this country a couple of years ago.

    Cobb's Bill-of-Fare Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  • I don't know when I've enjoyed anything more than the last part of elektra, that I didn't hear.

    Cobb's Bill-of-Fare Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb

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