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ELEC

(Enterprise LEC) An organization that is large enough (about 2500 or more employees) to file for CLEC status and become its own customer. As a CLEC, it can purchase telephone service at wholesale rates that it can sell to itself and to others to further reduce costs. The Yankee Group coined the term. See LEC, CLEC and ILEC.
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electric, electrical

The qualifying adjectives electric and electrical have the following meanings: containing, producing, arising from, actuated by, or related to electricity. In general, electric is used when the term being qualified designates something that has the properties, dimensions, or physical characteristics associated with electricity; electrical is used when the term being qualified does not explicitly designate something that has the properties, dimensions, or physical characteristics of electricity (e.g., electrical engineering). However, sometimes these two terms are used interchangeably.
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