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toxic nonmetallic element related to sulfur and tellurium; occurs in several allotropic forms; a stable grey metallike allotrope conducts electricity better in the light than in the dark and is used in photocells; occurs in sulfide ores (as pyrite) atomic number 34 , Se , selenium
nuclear energy regarded as a source of electricity for the power grid (for civilian use) atomic power , nuclear power
device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series battery , electric battery
electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity bulb , electric-light bulb , electric light , incandescent lamp , light bulb , lightbulb
execution by electricity burning , electrocution
measure of the quantity of electricity (determined by the amount of an electric current and the time for which it flows) charge unit , quantity unit
quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons charge , electric charge
French physicist famous for his discoveries in the field of electricity and magnetism; formulated Coulomb's Law (1736-1806) Charles Augustin de Coulomb , Coulomb
material's capacity to conduct electricity; measured as the reciprocal of electrical resistance conductance
metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance conducting wire , wire
transmission of heat or electricity or sound conduction , conductivity
substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat conductor
device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc. conductor
dark cloud of great vertical extent charged with electricity; associated with thunderstorms cumulonimbus , cumulonimbus cloud , thundercloud
flow of electricity through a conductor current , electric current
act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source drawing , drawing off
branch of engineering science that studies the uses of electricity and the equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication EE , electrical engineering
railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level el , elevated , elevated railroad , elevated railway , overhead railway
bill for money owed for electricity used electric bill
public utility that provides electricity electric company , light company , power company , power service
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