Dictionary

pyroelectricity

noun py·ro·elec·tric·i·ty \ˈpī-ˌrō-ə-ˌlek-ˈtri-sə-tē, -ˈtris-tē\

Definition of PYROELECTRICITY

:  a state of electrical polarization produced (as in a crystal) by a change of temperature
py·ro·elec·tric \-ˈlek-trik\ adjective
ADVERTISEMENT

Origin of PYROELECTRICITY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1824

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: pyrogallatePrevious Word in the Dictionary: pyrocrystallineAll Words Near: pyroelectricity
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears