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Etymology

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Initially from French électro- and Latin electro-, ultimately from electrum, from Ancient Greek ἤλεκτρον (ḗlektron, amber). Equivalent to and later based upon electric, electricity, &c. + -o-.

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electro-

  1. Combining form of electricity.
  2. Combining form of electric and electrical.
  3. Combining form of electronic.

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  • galvano- (dated or specific applications)

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Catalan

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin electrum, from Ancient Greek ἤλεκτρον (ḗlektron, amber) (a natural resin, which — when rubbed — produces static electricity).

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electro-

  1. electro-; Combining form of elèctric

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Dutch

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electro-

  1. Superseded spelling of elektro-.

Galician

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electro-

  1. electro-

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Portuguese

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electro-

  1. Pre-reform spelling (until Brazil 1943/Portugal 1990) of eletro-. Still used in countries where the agreement hasn't come into effect; may occur as a sporadic misspelling.

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Spanish

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electro-

  1. electro-

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