triboelectricity


tri·bo·elec·tric·i·ty

noun \ˌtrī-bō-i-ˌlek-ˈtri-sə-tē, ˌtri-, -ˈtris-tē\

Definition of TRIBOELECTRICITY

:  a charge of electricity generated by friction (as by rubbing glass with silk)
tri·bo·elec·tric \-ˈlek-trik\ adjective

First Known Use of TRIBOELECTRICITY

circa 1917

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