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 furnace used to heat materials with the energy from an electric arc.
3. An electric furnace in which an electric arc provides the source of heat for making steel.
4. A steel-making apparatus which uses high-quality scrap or ore with the polluting elements eliminated.
2. The heating of matter by an electric arc.
The material may be solid, liquid, or gaseous and when the heating is direct, the material to be heated is one electrode; but for indirect heating, the heat is transferred from the arc by conduction, convection, or radiation.
2. A general term for a class of lamps which produce light by an electric arc or a voltaic arc.
The lamp consists of two electrodes, typically made of tungsten, that are separated by a gas.
2. Two or more primary cells connected together, usually in a series, to provide a source of electric current.
3. A direct-current voltage source made up of one or more units that convert chemical, thermal, nuclear, or solar energy into electrical energy.
The electric blood warmer includes a container with an electric heater and space for the insertion of a disposable blood-warming bag composed of parallel plastic tubes.
2. A steam generator using electric energy, in immersion, resistor, or electrode elements, as a source of heat.
3. A tank in which water is heated, or hot water is stored, and which is controlled by an electric current.
2. An emergency braking system which is automatically applied to an electric-powered apparatus when a power failure occurs.
3. An electric brake design in which the electromagnet is a small disc (spot) attached to an actuating lever is supplied by current flowing through a solenoid, or through an electromagnet which is attracted to disks on the rotating member, actuating the brake shoes.
This force is counteracted by the force of a compression spring.4. The contact component of an electric braking system.
2. The process of applying any type of electric brake.
2. A brush discharge like that which is used in therapeutics.
2. An automobile powered by a motor supplied with electric current from a storage battery or other device; such as, a fuel cell.
Electric cars were popular between the late 1890's and 1910 and interest in them has revived with new methods of generating electrical power.
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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.