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 Dictionary entry overview: What does electrical device mean? 

  The noun ELECTRICAL DEVICE has 1 sense:

1. a device that produces or is powered by electricity

  Familiarity information: ELECTRICAL DEVICE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A device that produces or is powered by electricity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("electrical device" is a kind of...):

device (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose)

Meronyms (parts of "electrical device"):

pole; terminal (a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "electrical device"):

aerial; antenna; transmitting aerial (an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals)

male plug; plug (an electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted in a socket to make an electrical connection)

Cottrell precipitator; precipitator (removes dust particles from gases by electrostatic precipitation)

reactor (an electrical device used to introduce reactance into a circuit)

rectifier (electrical device that transforms alternating into direct current)

electrical relay; relay (electrical device such that current flowing through it in one circuit can switch on and off a current in a second circuit)

resistance; resistor (an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current)

security; security measure; security system (an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in)

Segway; Segway HT; Segway Human Transporter ((trademark) a self-balancing personal transportation device with two wheels; can operate in any level pedestrian environment)

solar array; solar battery; solar panel (electrical device consisting of a large array of connected solar cells)

spark arrester (electrical device to reduce sparking when electrical contacts are opened or closed)

plug; spark plug; sparking plug (electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark)

suppresser; suppressor (an electrical device for suppressing unwanted currents)

transducer (an electrical device that converts one form of energy into another)

transformer (an electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltage)

transponder (electrical device designed to receive a specific signal and automatically transmit a specific reply)

load (electrical device to which electrical power is delivered)

jack (an electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug)

inductance; inductor (an electrical device (typically a conducting coil) that introduces inductance into a circuit)

attenuator (an electrical device for attenuating the strength of an electrical signal)

ballast; light ballast (an electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps)

battery; electric battery (a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series)

bimetallic strip (a strip consisting of two metals that bends with a rise in temperature)

brush (conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor)

capacitance; capacitor; condenser; electrical condenser (an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge)

cell; electric cell (a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction)

circuit; electric circuit; electrical circuit (an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow)

board; control board; control panel; instrument panel; panel (electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices)

distributer; distributor; electrical distributor (electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence)

electrograph (electrical device used for etching by electrolytic means)

electrostatic generator; electrostatic machine; Van de Graaff generator; Wimshurst machine (electrical device that produces a high voltage by building up a charge of static electricity)

filter (an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it)

flasher (an electrical device that automatically turns a lamp on and off (as for an advertising display))

electrical fuse; fuse; safety fuse (an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded)

zapper (an electrical device that can injure or kill by means of electric currents)

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