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Meaning of "mains supply" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MAINS SUPPLY

mains supply  [meɪnz səˈplaɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MAINS SUPPLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mains supply is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MAINS SUPPLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

mains supply

Mains electricity

Mains electricity is the general-purpose alternating-current electric power supply. In the US, electric power is referred to by several names including household power, household electricity, house current, powerline, domestic power, wall power, line power, AC power, city power, street power, and grid power. In many parts of Canada, it is called hydro, because much of the Canadian electrical generating capacity is hydroelectric.

Definition of mains supply in the English dictionary

The definition of mains supply in the dictionary is electricity, water, or gas supplied to a building through wires or pipes.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MAINS SUPPLY


apply
əˈplaɪ
comply
kəmˈplaɪ
disapply
ˌdɪsəˈplaɪ
duply
djuːˈplaɪ
imply
ɪmˈplaɪ
misapply
ˌmɪsəˈplaɪ
multiply
ˈmʌltɪˌplaɪ
overmultiply
ˌəʊvəˈmʌltɪˌplaɪ
overply
ˌəʊvəˈplaɪ
oversupply
ˈəʊvəˌsəplaɪ
ply
plaɪ
preapply
ˌpriːəˈplaɪ
reapply
ˌriːəˈplaɪ
reply
rɪˈplaɪ
resupply
ˌriːsəˈplaɪ
sextuply
ˈsekstjʊˌplaɪ
supply
səˈplaɪ
undersupply
ˈʌndəsəˈplaɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MAINS SUPPLY

mainliner
mainly
mainmast
mainor
mainpernor
mainprise
mains
mains electricity
mains gas
mains set
mains water
mainsail
mainsheet
mainspring
mainstay
mainstream
mainstream corporation tax
mainstreaming
mainstreeting
maintain

WORDS THAT END LIKE MAINS SUPPLY

aggregate supply
amply
blood supply
cheaply
deeply
excess supply
haply
in short supply
labour supply
limply
money supply
popply
power supply
purply
ripply
sharply
simply
steeply
triply
water supply

Synonyms and antonyms of mains supply in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «mains supply» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MAINS SUPPLY

Find out the translation of mains supply to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mains supply from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mains supply» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

主电源
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

suministro de la red
570 millions of speakers

English

mains supply
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

साधन आपूर्ति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

توريد أنابيب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

питание от сети
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fonte de alimentação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মাংস সরবরাহ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

alimentation électrique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bekalan utama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Netz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

主電源
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전원 공급 장치
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sumber daya
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nguồn điện cung cấp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மெயின்ஸ் சப்ளை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मुख्य पुरवठा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Şebeke beslemesi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

alimentazione di rete
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zasilanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

живлення від мережі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

alimentare cu energie electrică
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παροχή ρεύματος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nettoevoer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nätspänning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

strømnettet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mains supply

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MAINS SUPPLY»

The term «mains supply» is quite widely used and occupies the 50.299 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MAINS SUPPLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mains supply

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MAINS SUPPLY»

Discover the use of mains supply in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mains supply and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Routledge Dictionnaire Technique Anglais
... peoouction automatisme industriel hackup power, telecom hackup power supply; - de secours par hanarie/elecraotec hanery hackup; - secteur/ cinemat power adaptor, electe reseau electrical supply (BrEl, mains (BrEl, mains supply ( BrEl, ...
Yves Arden, 1994
2
Residential, Commercial and Industrial Electrical Systems: ...
The generator and mains will be paralleled and out of phase, resulting in damage (b) If the mains supply fails the generator will start, resulting in the situation described in (a) earliear If supply is present only on the customer network side ...
Hemant Joshi, 2008
3
Physics
To make these work you plug them into the 'mains' supply. You may use things such a personal stereo, a calculator, computer games or a camera which use batteries as their energy source. When a battery is used the current always flows in ...
Graham Dolan, Adrian Percival, Mike Duffy, 1996
4
Water Supply
Trunk mains supply the daily quantity of water required and have relatively constant flow rates because the service reservoir storage is used to even-out the hourly changes of demand over 24 hours. However there will be day-to-day variations ...
Alan Charles Twort, Don D. Ratnayaka, Malcolm J. Brandt, 2000
5
Equipment for Diagnostic Radiography
ELECTRICAL SUPPLY TO THE HOSPITAL The hospital is connected to the mains supply as shown in Figure 1.10. L1 L3 .... Electricity board Hospital switches L2 N fuses (sealed) and and main fuses meter Figure 1.10 Electricity supply to ...
Edward Forster, 1985
6
Electronics Projects Vol. 21
This circuit can be used directly as a standalone circuit between the mains supply and the load, or it may be inserted between an existing automatic/ manual stabiliser and the load. The on-time delay circuit not only protects the load from ...
EFY Enterprises Pvt Ltd, 2009
7
The World of Physics
Worked Example Finding the currents in parallel circuits A lamp of resistance 960fi, an electric fire of resistance 30ft and a vacuum cleaner of resistance 60 (1 are connected in parallel across the mains supply o/240 V. Calculate the current  ...
John Avison, 1989
8
Physics for Diagnostic Radiology, Third Edition
The output and rating limits of a single phase fixed unit described in section 2.5 apply equally to mobile units but the output is dependent in addition on hospital mains supply. Because high currents are drawn, a separate 30 A ring main must  ...
Philip Palin Dendy, Brian Heaton, 1999
9
New Scientist
... however, believe the problem is often exaggerated by firms selling protection devices, and is frequently caused by the users. Both bodies say that Britain's grid system creates the most reliable mains supply in the world. By law, the mains ...
10
Basics Of Electrical Engineering
10.22 Introduction to Uninterruptible Power Supply Most of the present day instrumentation systems are operated from a.c. mains supply. The required d.c. supply is derived using rectifier-filter stage followed by a voltage regulator. The effects ...
V.U.Bakshi U.A.Bakshi, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MAINS SUPPLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mains supply is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Festival Sound: Tom Howat
Equipment reliability and performance should be unaffected by fluctuations in the mains supply. The equipment I listed in answer to the ... «Audio Media International, Jul 15»
2
Volkswagen Passat GTE 2015 - First Drive | Eurekar
... mating a 1.4-litre petrol engine to an electric motor which runs off batteries that can be charged either on the move or from the mains supply. «Eurekar, Jul 15»
3
Man jailed over Northern Ireland's first underground cannabis factory
A cable dug into an electricity pole around 80 metres away brought power from the mains supply. Judge Sherrard ordered the destruction of the ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
4
Miloco completes Mute Records studio build
A new mains supply, dedicated earth and RGB lighting system ensures the room's power is as clean as possible for a 'pristine' low-noise signal ... «Audio Media International, Jul 15»
5
IAQ Compromised by Current Air Conditioning Systems
The dual operation saves energy while saving on water usage from mains supply. IAQ is not complete without a method of addressing Co2 ... «Sourceable, Jul 15»
6
How do I get my water supply tested for lead?
A If you suspect that lead pipework forms part of your home connection to the mains supply (“communication pipe”) or is within your home it is ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
7
The innovators: how smaller batteries give more power to UK solar …
The unit also has to be type tested to ER G83 if it's to operate in parallel with the mains supply. No mention of this on their website (although to ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
8
Sagra with views, flying photos & water hazards
We hoped, as its only us most of the time, we could fill the pool via a hose and just rely on the mains supply for downstairs, but as soon as the ... «Western Telegraph, Jul 15»
9
ABB Equipment for High-tech Ocean Simulator
... drive is fed from a common DC bus, the DC voltage of which is generated using an ABB ACSM1 drive which is linked to the AC mains supply. «Marine Technology News, Jun 15»
10
Grimsargh power supply upgrade work to replace old substation …
We'll do the work as quickly as we can to minimise disruption and restore the mains supply as soon as possible. “We hope local customers ... «Blog Preston, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Mains supply [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mains-supply>. Sep 2019 ».
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