RE: proper terms/usage

Subject: RE: proper terms/usage
From: "Marci Bethel, RMB Editorial Services" <mhbethel -at- rmbeditorial -dot- com>
To: "'Spectrum Writing '" <SpectrumWriting -at- q -dot- com>, "'TechWhirl List'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 13:16:45 -0700

MW-11 prefers "electric current" (see definition below). But do you need to
use either? Could you just use "current"?

Main Entry:1elec£tric
Function:adjective
Etymology:New Latin electricus produced from amber by friction, electric,
from Medieval Latin, of amber, from Latin electrum amber, electrum, from
Greek *lektron; akin to Greek *lekt*r beaming sun
Date:1675

1 or elec£tri£cal \-tri-k*l\ : of, relating to, or operated by
electricity *an electric current* *an electric heater*
2 : exciting as if by electric shock *an electric performance* *an
electric personality*; also : charged with strong emotion *the room was
electric with tension*
3 a : ELECTRONIC 3a b : amplifying sound by electronic means ? used of a
musical instrument *an electric guitar*
4 : very bright *electric blue* *electric


Marci Bethel, Freelance Technical Editor
RMB Editorial Services, www.rmbeditorial.com
www.linkedin.com/in/marcibethel
mhbethel -at- rmbeditorial -dot- com


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proper terms/usage: From: Spectrum Writing

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