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thermoelectricity

noun ther·mo·elec·tric·i·ty \ˌthər-mō-i-ˌlek-ˈtri-sə-tē, -ˈtris-tē\

Definition of THERMOELECTRICITY

:  electricity produced by the direct action of heat (as by the unequal heating of a circuit composed of two dissimilar metals)

First Known Use of THERMOELECTRICITY

1823

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