electricity

  

Definition

A type of energy fueled by the transfer of electrons from positive and negative points within a conductor. Electricity is widely used for providing power to buildings, electric devices, and even some automobiles. A number of individuals are responsible for the development of electricity, but the most notable one is Benjamin Franklin and his flying kite experiment. Franklin was able to determine that lightning was a form of electrical discharge.

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  • The lightening that you often see in a night sky during a thunderstorm is an example of a natural form of electricity.

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  • Basic amenities in the United States these days often include electricity, however there are still some remote regions of the United States that do not have reliable access to electricity.

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  • When the electricity got shut off because of an unpaid bill, Henry had to visit his friend's house to use the microwave and charge his cell phone.

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