(Greek: a suffix; pertaining to; of the nature of, like; in chemistry, it denotes a higher valence of the element than is expressed by -ous)

Characterized by elastosis or degeneration and fragmentation of elastic fibers.
1. Of or having to do with electricity.
2. Charged with electricity; such as, an electric battery.
3. Containing, producing, arising from, or actuated by electricity, or designed to carry electricity and capable of doing it.

Examples are electric energy, electric lamp, electric eel, electric vehicle, and electric motor.

4. Carrying electricity, or designed to carry electricity.
5. Run by electricity; for example a musical instrument like an electric guitar, producing sounds electronically through a speaker.

Electric, in many cases is used interchangeably with electrical, and it is often restricted to the description of particular devices or to concepts relating to the flow of electric current; such as, an electric fire or an electric charge.

Psychedelic effects or altered perceptions or sensory experiences produced electrically.
A reference to electrodiagnosis or involving or obtained by the recording of responses to electrical stimulation or of spontaneous electrical activity (as in electromyography) for purposes of diagnosing a pathological condition.
1. An acoustical device; such as, a loudspeaker or microphone, that derives electroacoustic energy from the action of a current or the motion of a conductor in a magnetic field.
2. A process that functions with the force of electricity in motion.
3. Relating to electrodynamics or the science that studies electrical forces (electrical current and magnetism) in interaction.
A reference to electrogasdynamics or the flow of high-pressure combustion gas to generate electricity.
A reference to an electrical device for engraving a design on a metal plate which is used for printing patterns on fabrics or wallpaper.
1. Relating to electrokinetics or having to do with electricity in motion.
2. A reference to one of the four types of electrokinetic effects:
  • electro-osmosis
  • electrophoresis
  • streaming potential
  • sedimentation potential
1. Pertaining to electrolysis (where an electric current is passed through an electrolytic solution or other appropriate medium) resulting in electrolytic action or chemical change, especially decomposition, produced in an electrolyte by an electric current.
2. Referring to electrolytes or the process in which the passage of an electric current through a solution or medium produces a chemical reaction.
3. A reference to the destruction of living tissue; especially, of hair roots, by means of an electric current applied with a needle-shaped electrode.
1. Relating to devices, systems, or circuits that employ components; such as, vacuum tubes, integrated circuits, or transistors in their design; an electronic sensor.
2. A reference to that branch of science and engineering which deal with the motion, emission, and behavior of currents of free electrons; especially, in vacuum, gas, or phototubes, and special conductors or semiconductors.

This is contrasted with electric, which refers to the flow of large currents in metal conductors.

3. A reference to devices, circuits, or systems using the principle of electron flow through a conductor; for example, electronic control, electronic equipment, electronic instrument, and electronic circuit.
4. Using, or accessed through a computer or computer network; for example, internet electronic banking.

The term electronic is used to refer to equipment, such as television sets, computers, etc., in which the current is controlled by transistors, valves, and similar components and also to the components themselves.

Referring to electropathy or electrotherapy; the treatment of an illness with electricity.
1. Relating to a process in which electrons are acquired from or shared with another atom or molecule.
2. Pertaining to any chemical process in which electrons are acquired from or shared with other molecules or ions.
3. Describing a substance with an electron deficiency.
4. Having an affinity for electrons whereby a bond is formed when an ion or molecule (the electrophilic agent) accepts a pair of electrons from a nucleophilic ion or molecule.
A reference to an instrument for detecting very small charges of electricity, electric fields, or radiation.

Such a device can indicate whether they are positive or negative as by the divergence of electrically charged strips of gold leaf.

When fitted with optical means for quantitative observation of the divergence, an electroscope serves as an electrometer.

1. Produced by or a reference to static electricity (electricity produced by friction).
2. Characterized by a stationary electric charge that builds up on an insulated object; such as, a capacitor or a thundercloud.
3. Referring to stationary electric charges, or produced or caused by static charges (electric charges at rest).
4. The effects produced by electrical charges or fields, alone, without interaction with magnetic influence.
A reference to heat that is produced by electricity.