electro-, electr-, electri-
(Greek > Latin: electric, electricity; from amber, resembling amber, generated from amber which when rubbed vigorously [as by friction], produced the effect of static electricity)
Electronics in our lives consists of numerous tools
Equipment which we use everyday relies on electronics to function including calculators, car controls, cameras, washing machines, medical scanners, mobile telephones, radar systems, computers; as well as many other applications or devices which are listed in this unit.
2. A tool for indicating by electrical means the humidity of the ambient atmosphere.
It is usually based on the relation between the electric conductance of a film of hygroscopic material and its moisture content.
It is similar to magnetic hysteresis in ferromagnetic materials.
Hysteresis is the lag between making a change; such as, increasing or decreasing electric power, and the response or effect of that change.
It usually refers to turn-on and turn-off points in electrical, electronic, and mechanical systems.
2. Ignition of a charge of fuel vapor and air in an internal-combustion engine by passing a high-voltage electric current between two electrodes in a combustion chamber.
2. An electric charge measured from an arbitrary reference line which is used in finding the electric field set up by fixed electric charges in the area of a conductor.
The electric conductor, with its distribution of induced surface charges, is replaced by one or more of these fictitious charges.
The electric field is the set of all values of the electric field strength, but electric field and electric field intensity (as well as electric field strength and electric vector) are used more or less interchangeably.
The trend is to use an electric field both for the field taken as a whole and for its value at any point with a context being sufficient to determine the precise meaning.
A baker consists of two or more electric lamps mounted in semicircular containers used for applying heat to various parts of the body.
2. Any form of lighting produced by an electric current in any one of several devices; for example, a fluorescent lamp, an arc lamp, an incandescent lamp, etc.
2. The electric lines of force that make up an electric field or region.
3. The integral over a surface of the component of the electric displacement perpendicular to the surface and equal to the number of electric lines of forces crossing the surface.
The references or sources of information for compiling the words and definitions in this unit are listed at this Electronic Bibliography page or specific sources are indicated when they are appropriate.
A cross reference of word units that are related, directly and/or indirectly, with "electricity": galvano-; hodo-; ion-; piezo-; -tron; volt; biomechatronics, info; mechatronics, info.