Electric vs Flashover - What's the difference?

electric | flashover |


As nouns the difference between electric and flashover

is that electric is (informal) while flashover is the near simultaneous ignition of all combustible material in an enclosed area.

As an adjective electric

is of, relating to, produced by, operated with, or utilising electricity; electrical.

electric

English

Alternative forms

* electrick (chiefly archaic)

Adjective

(-)
  • Of, relating to, produced by, operated with, or utilising electricity; electrical.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, author=(Edwin Black), title=Internal Combustion
  • , chapter=1 citation , passage=But electric vehicles and the batteries that made them run became ensnared in corporate scandals, fraud, and monopolistic corruption that shook the confidence of the nation and inspired automotive upstarts.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Out of the gloom , passage=[Rural solar plant] schemes are of little help to industry or other heavy users of electricity. Nor is solar power yet as cheap as the grid. For all that, the rapid arrival of electric light to Indian villages is long overdue. When the national grid suffers its next huge outage, as it did in July 2012 when hundreds of millions were left in the dark, look for specks of light in the villages.}}
  • Of or relating to an electronic version of a musical instrument that has an acoustic equivalent.
  • Being emotionally thrilling; electrifying.
  • * (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
  • Electric Pindar.
  • Drawing electricity from an external source; not battery-operated; corded.
  • Derived terms

    * electrical * electrical outlet * electrical engineer * electric chair * electric darts * electric eye * electric fence * electric grid (power grid) * electric shock

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (informal) .
  • (rare) An electric car.
  • (archaic) A substance or object which can be electrified; an insulator or non-conductor, like amber or glass.
  • References

    * * * Dictionary.com definitions of electric * Niels H. de V. Heathcote (December 1967). " The early meaning of electricity'': Some ''Pseudodoxia Epidemica'' - I". ''Annals of Science 23 (4): pp. 261-275. 1000 English basic words ----

    flashover

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia flashover) (en noun)
  • The near simultaneous ignition of all combustible material in an enclosed area.
  • An unintended electric discharge or arc over or around an insulator
  • Derived terms

    *flashover voltage