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Animal electricityAnimal An"i*mal, a. [Cf. F. animal.]
1. Of or relating to animals; as, animal functions.
2. Pertaining to the merely sentient part of a creature, as
distinguished from the intellectual, rational, or
spiritual part; as, the animal passions or appetites.
3. Consisting of the flesh of animals; as, animal food.
Animal magnetism. See Magnetism and Mesmerism.
Animal electricity, the electricity developed in some
animals, as the electric eel, torpedo, etc.
Animal flower (Zo["o]l.), a name given to certain marine
animals resembling a flower, as any species of actinia or
sea anemone, and other Anthozoa, hydroids, starfishes,
Animal heat (Physiol.), the heat generated in the body of a
living animal, by means of which the animal is kept at
nearly a uniform temperature.
Animal spirits. See under Spirit.
Animal kingdom, the whole class of beings endowed with
animal life. It embraces several subkingdoms, and under
these there are Classes, Orders, Families, Genera,
Species, and sometimes intermediate groupings, all in
regular subordination, but variously arranged by different
Note: The following are the grand divisions, or subkingdoms,
and the principal classes under them, generally
recognized at the present time: Dynamical electricityDynamic Dy*nam"ic, Dynamical Dy*nam"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?
powerful, fr. ? power, fr. ? to be able; cf. L. durus hard,
E. dure: cf. F. dynamique.]
1. Of or pertaining to dynamics; belonging to energy or
power; characterized by energy or production of force.
Science, as well as history, has its past to show,
-- a past indeed, much larger; but its immensity is
dynamic, not divine. --J.
The vowel is produced by phonetic, not by dynamic,
causes. --J. Peile.
2. Relating to physical forces, effects, or laws; as,
As natural science has become more dynamic, so has
history. --Prof. Shedd.
Dynamical electricity. See under Electricity.
Magneto-electricity Mag`net*o-e`lec*tric"i*ty, n.
1. Electricity evolved by the action of magnets.
2. (Physics) That branch of science which treats of the
development of electricity by the action of magnets; --
the counterpart of electro-magnetism.
Organic electricityOrganic Or*gan"ic, a. [L. organicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. organique.]
1. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to an organ or its functions, or
to objects composed of organs; consisting of organs, or
containing them; as, the organic structure of animals and
plants; exhibiting characters peculiar to living
organisms; as, organic bodies, organic life, organic
remains. Cf. Inorganic.
2. Produced by the organs; as, organic pleasure. [R.]
3. Instrumental; acting as instruments of nature or of art to
a certain destined function or end. [R.]
Those organic arts which enable men to discourse and
write perspicuously. --Milton.
4. Forming a whole composed of organs. Hence: Of or
pertaining to a system of organs; inherent in, or
resulting from, a certain organization; as, an organic
government; his love of truth was not inculcated, but
5. Pertaining to, or denoting, any one of the large series of
substances which, in nature or origin, are connected with
vital processes, and include many substances of artificial
production which may or may not occur in animals or
plants; -- contrasted with inorganic.
Note: The principles of organic and inorganic chemistry are
identical; but the enormous number and the completeness
of related series of organic compounds, together with
their remarkable facility of exchange and substitution,
offer an illustration of chemical reaction and homology
not to be paralleled in inorganic chemistry.
Organic analysis (Chem.), the analysis of organic
compounds, concerned chiefly with the determination of
carbon as carbon dioxide, hydrogen as water, oxygen as the
difference between the sum of the others and 100 per cent,
and nitrogen as free nitrogen, ammonia, or nitric oxide;
-- formerly called ultimate analysis, in distinction from
Organic chemistry. See under Chemistry.
Organic compounds. (Chem.) See Carbon compounds, under
Organic description of a curve (Geom.), the description of
a curve on a plane by means of instruments. --Brande & C.
Organic disease (Med.), a disease attended with morbid
changes in the structure of the organs of the body or in
the composition of its fluids; -- opposed to functional
Organic electricity. See under Electricity.
Organic law or laws, a law or system of laws, or
declaration of principles fundamental to the existence and
organization of a political or other association; a
Organic stricture (Med.), a contraction of one of the
natural passages of the body produced by structural
changes in its walls, as distinguished from a spasmodic
stricture, which is due to muscular contraction.
Pyroelectricity Pyr`o*e`lec*tric"i*ty, n. (Physics)
Electricity developed by means of heat; the science which
treats of electricity thus developed.
Statical electricityStatic Stat"ic, Statical Stat"ic*al, a. [Gr. ? causing to
stand, skilled in weighing, fr. ? to cause to stand: cf. F.
statique. See Stand, and cf. Stage.]
1. Resting; acting by mere weight without motion; as,
statical pressure; static objects.
2. Pertaining to bodies at rest or in equilibrium.
Statical electricity. See Note under Electricity, 1.
Statical moment. See under Moment. Voltaic electricityVoltaic Vol*ta"ic, a. [Cf. F. volta["i]que, It. voltaico.]
1. Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised
apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical
action, and established this branch of electric science;
discovered by Volta; as, voltaic electricity.
2. Of or pertaining to voltaism, or voltaic electricity; as,
voltaic induction; the voltaic arc.
Note: See the Note under Galvanism.
Voltaic arc, a luminous arc, of intense brilliancy, formed
between carbon points as electrodes by the passage of a
powerful voltaic current.
Voltaic battery, an apparatus variously constructed,
consisting of a series of plates or pieces of dissimilar
metals, as copper and zinc, arranged in pairs, and
subjected to the action of a saline or acid solution, by
which a current of electricity is generated whenever the
two poles, or ends of the series, are connected by a
conductor; a galvanic battery. See Battery, 4.
(b), and Note.
Voltaic circuit. See under Circuit.
Voltaic couple or element, a single pair of the connected
plates of a battery.
Voltaic electricity. See the Note under Electricity.
Voltaic pile, a kind of voltaic battery consisting of
alternate disks of dissimilar metals, separated by
moistened cloth or paper. See 5th Pile.
Voltaic protection of metals, the protection of a metal
exposed to the corrosive action of sea water, saline or
acid liquids, or the like, by associating it with a metal
which is positive to it, as when iron is galvanized, or
coated with zinc.
Meaning of Electricity from wikipedia
is the set of physical phenomena
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that has a property
charge. In early
- Electricity generation
is the process
of generating electric power
energy. For utilities
in the electric power
industry, it is...
to meet their
own needs." Meeting
the world's needs
, heating, cooling, and power
in a sustainable
way is widely...
- is electricity produced
from hydropower. In 2015, hydropower generated
16.6% of the world's total electricity
and 70% of all renewable electricity
- Mains electricity
(as it is known
in the UK and some parts
of Canada; US terms include utility
power, grid power, domestic power
and wall power;[citation...
- Static electricity
is an imbalance
of electric charges within
or on the surface
of a material. The charge remains until
it is able to move away by means...
- is the world's third largest producer
and third largest consumer
. The national electric
grid in India
has an installed capacity
- heat. Renewable energy often provides energy
in four important
generation, air and water
heating/cooling, transportation, and rural...
- Electricity pricing
to as electricity tariffs
or the price
) can vary widely
or by locality within
a country. Electricity...
- static electricity
, current electricity
, and bioelectricity
was incorrect, and all were a consequence
of the behavior
of a single
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