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. Using, providing, producing, transmitting, or operated by electricity.
3. Related to or associated with electricity, but not containing it or having its properties or characteristics.
Examples include electrical engineer, electrical handbook, and electrical rating.4. Of or relating to the science or technology of electricity.
The term electrical is used in a general sense, often to refer to the use of electricity as a whole as opposed to other forms of energy; for example, electrical engineering or an electrical appliance.
2. An angle that specifies a particular instant in an alternating-current (AC) cycle or expresses the phase difference between two alternating quantities which is usually expressed in electrical degrees.
The phase difference between two alternating quantities is expressed as an electrical angle.
2. The x axis in a quartz crystal where there are three such axes in a crystal, each parallel to one pair of opposite sides of the hexagon.
All pass through and are perpendicular to the optical or z axis.3. In electrocardiographic work, it is the direction of the electrical forces in the heart at a given moment in the cardiac cycle.
2. A large, usually abrupt, rise in electric current in the presence of a small increase in electric voltage.
Breakdown may be intentional and controlled or it may be accidental; for example, lightning is the most familiar example of a breakdown.
The measured quantities of heat are added electrically to the sample and the temperature rise is noted.
2. The point approximately midway between the ends of an inductor or resistor which divides the inductor or resistor into two equal electrical values.
2. A systematic body of rules governing the practical application and installation of electrically operated equipment and electric wiring systems.
Made of two plates separated by a thin insulator or sometimes air, when one plate is charged negative and the other positive, a charge builds up and remains after the current is removed.
When electric power is required, the circuit is switched to conduct current between the plates, and the electrical charge is released.2. An electronic component that stores an electric charge and releases it when required.
It comes in a huge variety of sizes and types for use in regulating power as well as for conditioning, smoothing, and isolating signals.
Capacitors are made from many different materials, and just about every electrical and electronic system uses them.
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.