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pyroelectricity

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

Definition of pyroelectricity

  1. :  a state of electrical polarization produced (as in a crystal) by a change of temperature

pyroelectric play \-ˈlek-trik\ adjective


Origin of pyroelectricity

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1824


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