Electric vs Helioelectric - What's the difference?

electric | helioelectric |

As adjectives the difference between electric and helioelectric

is that electric is electric while helioelectric is describing electric power generated by the rays of the sun.

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Alternative forms

* electrick (chiefly archaic)


  • 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


  • (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 ----




  • Describing electric power generated by the rays of the sun