hydroelectric


hydroelectric
hy|dro|e|lec|tric [ ,haıdrouı`lektrık ] adjective
using water power to produce electricity:
a hydroelectric power plant
╾ hy|dro|e|lec|tric|i|ty [ ,haıdrouılek`trısıti ] noun uncount

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • hydroelectric — hy‧dro‧e‧lec‧tric [ˌhaɪdrəʊ ɪˈlektrɪk◂ ǁ droʊ ] adjective involving the use of water power to produce electricity: • The dams produce most of the country s hydroelectric power. hydroelectricity noun [uncountable] : • Oil was abandoned in favour… …   Financial and business terms

  • hydroelectric — 1827, formed in English from HYDRO (Cf. hydro ) + ELECTRIC (Cf. electric). Related: Hydroelectricity …   Etymology dictionary

  • hydroelectric — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the generation of electricity using flowing water to drive a turbine which powers a generator. DERIVATIVES hydroelectricity noun …   English terms dictionary

  • hydroelectric — [hī΄drō΄ē lek′trik, hī΄drəē lek′trik] adj. producing, or having to do with the production of, electricity by water power hydroelectricity n …   English World dictionary

  • hydroelectric — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1884 of or relating to production of electricity by waterpower < constructed a hydroelectric power plant at the dam site > • hydroelectrically adverb • hydroelectricity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hydroelectric — adj. Hydroelectric is used with these nouns: ↑dam, ↑power …   Collocations dictionary

  • hydroelectric — hy|dro|e|lec|tric [ˌhaıdrəu ıˈlektrık US drou ] adj using water power to produce electricity ▪ a huge hydroelectric power station >hydroelectricity [ˌhaıdrəuılekˈtrısıti US drou ] n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hydroelectric — [[t]ha͟ɪdroʊɪle̱ktrɪk[/t]] also hydro electric ADJ: ADJ n Hydroelectric means relating to or involving electricity made from the energy of running water …   English dictionary

  • hydroelectric — adjective using water power to produce electricity: a hydroelectric power station hydroelectrically, adverb hydroelectricity noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hydroelectric — UK [ˌhaɪdrəʊˈɪlektrɪk] / US [ˌhaɪdroʊɪˈlektrɪk] adjective using water power to produce electricity a hydroelectric power station Derived word: hydroelectricity UK [ˌhaɪdrəʊɪlekˈtrɪsɪtɪ] / US [ˌhaɪdroʊɪlekˈtrɪsɪtɪ] noun uncountable …   English dictionary