Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of election + -x (abbreviation marker).


elex (plural elexes)

  1. (informal, politics) Abbreviation of election.
    • 1996 May 3, M. Emily Cummins, “Re: Boris Yeltsin”, in alt.current-events.russia, Usenet[1]:
      I agree, but all that means is that the people can wait for the next election to boot out an unsatisfactory leader. And it looks like the elex will be held on time.
    • 2016 October 20, Cameron Joseph, “Denial of democracy: Paranoid Trump won't commit to elex result”, in New York Daily News:
      [see title]
    • 2020 November 6, Zachary Cohen, “Top Homeland Security official knocks down disinformation about DHS ballot audit”, in CNN[2]:
      “Contrary to #disinfo floating around, CISA doesn’t print or audit ballots! We offer cyber support to state and local elex officials. Don’t fall for these efforts to confuse and undermine confidence in the election,” Chris Krebs, director of DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, tweeted.

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of electric, electronic, electrics or electronics + -x (abbreviation marker).


elex (not comparable)

  1. (informal) Abbreviation of electric or electronic.
    • 2008 March 29, Don Foreman, “Re: Checking welding current”, in rec.crafts.metalworking, Usenet[3]:
      Some minor metalworking required, and you'd need to stick 3 or 4 electronic parts together. [] The elex parts might be the little Hall sensor, a 5-volt regulator as LM78L05 (about 40 cents), a small cap and a 9-volt battery. You'd measure the output voltage with an ordinary DVM.


elex (uncountable)

  1. (informal) Abbreviation of electrics or electronics.
    • 2001 April 16, FREE!!_id4rox@stny.rr.com Brian, “A little problem with unlocking...”, in alt.comp.hardware.overclocking.amd, Usenet[4]:
      I was just at a local elex store looking for a conductive pen. none in stock, but they had this 6 foot long thing of copper circuit tape, 1/16th of an inch big, still too big for the cpu, but if i cut it in the middle making it 1/32nd of an inch, it will fit and not cross other bridges!