Meaning of electrical in English:


Pronunciation /ɪˈlɛktrɪkl/

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  • 1Concerned with, operating by, or producing electricity.

    ‘electrical appliances’
    • ‘Since when did the average boat owner need a generator to operate the boat's electrical system?’
    • ‘Many of them were young boys whose wire strings hit electrical power lines, causing short circuits.’
    • ‘The instrument operates from a standard electrical outlet and requires no calibration.’
    • ‘Another is an electrical generator to provides emergency household electricity.’
    • ‘Padraig operated an electrical appliances, radio and TV shop in Claremorris for many years.’
    • ‘Basically, LEDs are just tiny light bulbs that fit easily into an electrical circuit.’
    • ‘An improved electrode for use in generating an electrical field in a saline solution is provided.’
    • ‘To operate any electrical equipment near a water garden, use an outdoor outlet.’
    • ‘Is the thermostat compatible with the electrical wiring found in your current unit?’
    • ‘Check connections to the electrical system to prevent low voltage and lighting problems.’
    • ‘There is a minute electrical current induced in the antenna by the radio signal it receives.’
    • ‘They also show that the thinner the wire the higher its electrical resistance is.’
    • ‘Fuel cells work by combining the fuel with oxygen from the air and using the energy liberated to drive an electrical current.’
    • ‘There are solar cell arrays on satellites, where they are used to power the electrical systems.’
    • ‘The steam is used to drive electrical generators and supply part of the energy needed to run the plant.’
    • ‘In this article, we will look at all of the equipment that brings electrical power to your home.’
    • ‘Assassins targeted him outside of his home during an electrical black-out.’
    • ‘An underground explosion in an electrical box blacked out more than 230 homes in Leigh.’
    • ‘In an electrical fire, the water may conduct the current, which can electrocute you.’
    • ‘One advantage of the inductive system is that there are no exposed electrical contacts.’
    1. 1.1(of a company or shop) manufacturing or selling electrical appliances.
      ‘We have an electrical store there selling appliances, washing machines.’
      • ‘In fact its name sounded more like a jewellery shop than an electrical store.’
      • ‘The blast flung an air-conditioning unit and a microwave into the consulate garden from a nearby electrical shop.’
      • ‘In fact, during this period, the tramway holding companies became dominated by electrical companies.’
      • ‘The electrical contractor had to pay the bill to hand stitch it back together.’
      • ‘We went to have a look at the spring sale at the local electrical superstore later on and found ourselves coming back with a new tv.’
      • ‘Once he has completed his course the mature student will join his dad's plumbing, heating and electrical company full time.’
      • ‘He was a late developer and at the age of 27 he had to choose between a promising career with an electrical company and the game he loves.’
      • ‘There is an electrical shop just across the road where I can get the motor, bulbs and wires and it wouldn't cost much.’
      • ‘I went down to my local electrical shop to buy a bulb for our fridge.’
      • ‘Nevertheless, electrical shops were going flat out to convert more households to the TV age.’
      • ‘At present, utilities such as gas, water and electrical companies can schedule work when they want.’
      • ‘No one else is doing anything about old batteries and we're the logical drop off point as I own an electrical shop.’
      • ‘With more and more electrical shops coming on stream there is a lot of pressure on.’
      • ‘One area of opportunity for electrical contractors is urban distribution upgrades.’
      • ‘For everybody else, it is generally quickest and cheapest to employ a firm of electrical contractors to do the work.’
      • ‘It was then reversed into the side window of the electrical retail and repair shop’
      • ‘This equipment is still not available in Australian electrical stores.’
      • ‘The problem was first discovered on Monday afternoon, and an electrical contractor later inspected the buildings.’
      • ‘Mrs Taylor said her husband, a retired electrical contractor, had one drink and then ordered another but did not finish it.’


  • 1Electrical equipment or circuitry.

    ‘The Hyderabad unit would manufacture the boiler feed pumps and Bhopal and Jhansi units would supply electricals and switchyard equipment, the release said.’
    • ‘Before that I was the sales manager with a Bombay consumer electricals company.’
    • ‘Over the past 13 years, 1,338 foreign companies, in software, hardware, electronics, electricals and engineering, made their presence felt in the state.’
    • ‘More than 2000 jobs at an electricals retailer have been saved after the company was sold to a New Zealand-based group.’
    • ‘Much of the electricals, clothing and consumer goods sectors are reporting price deflation.’
    • ‘Ensuring that this reliability is attained requires that the mechanicals and electricals of a potential storage enclosure candidate be examined and evaluated.’
    • ‘Despite the slump in the general UK retail trend, the home shopping division, which has diversified into electricals, furniture and clothing, showed an upturn in sales.’
    • ‘The store took an active promotional stance in electricals and toys over the festive period and like-for-like sales are expected to be 4% to 5% ahead.’
    • ‘I rang the home electricals department last week to ask what the biggest, fattest, most ostentatious coffee machine they had was.’
    • ‘Just when we were about to despair, a friendly man in the tea shop told us of a little electricals stall in the covered market which might just have what we were looking for.’
    • ‘Three business groups were formed to look after the motors/controllers, body panel and electricals, and market research was done in 26 states to estimate the potential.’
    • ‘‘Despite a very competitive environment in electricals, it seems that sales volumes in the market have been reasonably good,’ Charnock said.’
    • ‘The shop is still standing empty around ten years after the electricals firm moved on because the company is still tied into a lease agreement that has another seven years to run.’
    • ‘Fortunately Graham, already well versed and experienced in plumbing and electricals, is intent on becoming expert on network installation and maintenance, so we don't need to think about paying a guy to do the job for us.’
    • ‘More than 200m has been knocked off sales as a result: mostly DVDs, CDs and electricals and there's little doubt this is a loophole that's going to be closed soon.’
    • ‘The slowing housing market has been blamed in part for the national consumer caution, particularly with big-ticket items, such as white electricals and furniture.’
    • ‘Graham turned his attention to electricals today, fitting glittery new down-lighters in the hall, on the landing, and in the bathrooms.’
    • ‘It is a wonderful place - a fully functioning slice of home life parked slap in the middle of small electricals.’
    1. 1.1Shares in companies manufacturing electrical goods.
      ‘On Tuesday, the company is due to release further details regarding the demerger of its electricals division.’
      • ‘"Consumer electricals was always going to be a tough place to be into the teeth of a consumer slowdown," an analyst said in a note.’
      • ‘Electricals were down more than 4 percent.’