• Electricity; the electricity supply.
  • An electric powered version of something that was originally or is more commonly not electric.
  • A substance or object which can be electrified; an insulator or non-conductor, like amber or glass.
  • Fencing with the use of a body wire, box, and related equipment to detect when a weapon has touched an opponent.


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  • 1640s (Thomas Browne), from New Latin ēlectricus, from ēlectrum + -icus, from Ancient Greek ἤλεκτρον ("amber"), related to ἠλέκτωρ. The Latin term was apparently used first with the sense “electrical” in 1600 by the English physician and scientist William Gilbert in his work De Magnete.

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