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. The control of a machine by electric switches, relays, rheostats, or a resistor designed to allow variation in resistance without breaking the electrical circuit of which it is a part.
3. The control of a machine or instrument by switches, relays, or rheostats, as contrasted with electronic control by electron tubes or by devices which do the work of electron tubes.
2. An instrument which regulates the electric power that is delivered to a piece of machinery, a tool, or a device which is used for a specific purpose.
2. A synchronous device used to convert alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC), or the reverse: The AC-to-DC converter, provided by the synchronous converter, has been replaced by a mercury arc rectifier (for reasons of efficiency, lower maintenance costs, and fewer problems) or by motor-generator sets.
2. A rotating machine whose torque is transmitted or controlled by electric or magnetic processes.
2. A device which is used to measure the magnitude of an electric current of several amperes or more.
An ammeter is usually combined with a voltmeter and an ohmmeter in a multipurpose tool.
2. Charged particles, most often electrons, moving through a conductor or transmitter; such as, copper and aluminum.
3. A flow of charged particles; such as, electrons or protons, accompanied by the field which they generate.
4. Movement of electric charge carriers.
In a wire, electric current is a flow of electrons that have been dislodged from atoms and is a measure of the quantity of electrical charge passing any point of the wire per unit of time.
2. An electrical instrument which is used to interrupt the flow of current through any special apparatus or instrument, either automatically or manually.
2. A delay line that uses properties of lumped or distributed capacitive and inductive elements.
It can be used for signal storage by recirculating information-carrying wave patterns.
2. A process used to remove impurities; such as, inorganic salts from crude oil by settling them out (gravity separation of heavy from light materials) in an electrostatic field.
2. A detonator ignited by a fuse wire which serves to touch off the primer.
2. A pair of equal and opposite electric charges, the centers of which do not coincide.
3. Any object or system which is oppositely charged at two points, or poles; such as, a magnet or a polar molecule.
4. A pair of equal and opposite charges an infinitesimal distance apart from each other.
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.