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electric

1. of, derived from, produced by, producing, transmitting, or powered by electricity
2. (of a musical instrument) amplified electronically

electric

[i′lek·trik]
(electricity)
Containing, producing, arising from, or actuated by electricity; often used interchangeably with electrical.

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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There was the first electric light, and the first grain-binder, and the musical telegraph of Elisha Gray, and the marvellous exhibit of printing telegraphs shown by the Western Union Company.
It is the greatest marvel hitherto achieved by the electric telegraph.
He was looking at me strangely in the electric light, standing intently on his guard, his right hand in the pocket where he had dropped his revolver.
This launch, it was afterwards proved, was bought by him from the Ross Turner Company, while much of the apparatus he used that night had been purchased from the Columbia Electric Works.
From a room in Vallejo he sent his electric discharges across the Vallejo Straits to Mare Island.
But there was one particular nightmare from which he suffered--the clanking, clanging monsters of electric cars that were to him colossal screaming lynxes.
Instantly Murchison pressed with his finger the key of the electric battery, restored the current of the fluid, and discharged the spark into the breech of the Columbiad.
And friend Murchison, with his chronometer in hand, his eye fixed on the needle, his finger on the electric apparatus, is counting the seconds preparatory to launching us into interplanetary space.
The electric organs offer another and even more serious difficulty; for they occur in only about a dozen fishes, of which several are widely remote in their affinities.
The second floor, by the winking electric letters, was the dentist's.
I have furnished it, in a way; installed the telephone to the house, connected it with my electric plant, and I come down here when I want to be quite alone, and paint.
But it does take minutes, and even I can remember shifting the electric torch from one hand to the other before the aperture was large enough to receive the hand and wrist of Raffles.