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electrical (adj.)
1630s, "giving off electricity when rubbed," from electric + -al (1). Meaning "relating to electricity, run by electricity" is from 1746. Related: Electrically.
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distributor (n.)

1520s, distributer (Latinized form is from 1570s), "one who or that which distributes," agent noun from Latin distribuere "to divide, deal out in portions" (see distribute). As a part that passes current in turn to each spark plug in an internal combustion engine, by 1866.

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lossy (adj.)
"characterized by loss," 1948, a term in electrical engineering, from loss + -y (2).
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zapper (n.)
electrical pest-killer, 1970, from zap.
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pulser (n.)

by 1940, "device that gives electrical pulses," agent noun from pulse (v.).

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alternating (adj.)

1550s, "occurring or acting by turns, one after the other," present-participle adjective from alternate (v.). Electrical alternating current is recorded from 1839, an electrical current which flows alternately in opposite directions without interruption.

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wiring (n.)
"wires collectively," 1809, later especially "electrical wirework" (1887), from present participle of wire (v.).
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wireman (n.)
worker on electrical lines, 1881, from wire (n.) + man (n.).
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circuitry (n.)

"plan or system of electrical circuits," 1946, from circuit (n.)+ -ry.

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electrician (n.)
1751, "scientist concerned with electricity;" 1869 as "technician concerned with electrical systems and appliances;" see electric + -ian.
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