electric or electrical?
Electric is more commonly used than electrical to describe a device that works by electricity or is involved in producing or carrying electricity: an electric oven; an electric socket.Electrical is applied to more general things and to areas of study or activity that are concerned with electricity: electrical appliances;electrical engineering.Electric is the choice in the figurative meaning "tense or excited": The atmosphere at the meeting was electric.Microsoft® Encarta® 2006. © 1993-2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
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