acoustoelectric

adjective
acous·​to·​elec·​tric | \ ə-¦kü-stō-i-¦lek-trik How to pronounce acoustoelectric (audio) \

Definition of acoustoelectric

of electricity
: produced by the pressure of acoustic waves an acoustoelectric effect

Note: Acoustic waves traveling along a conductive material can sometimes carry stray electrons with them, causing an electric current to flow.

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First Known Use of acoustoelectric

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acoustoelectric

acousto- + electric entry 1

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“Acoustoelectric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acoustoelectric. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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