an·​ti·​fer·​ro·​elec·​tric | \ ¦an-ˌtī-ˌfer-ō-i-¦lek-trik How to pronounce antiferroelectric (audio) , ¦an-tē- \

Definition of antiferroelectric

physics, of a substance
: having ordered sets of electric dipoles with alternating orientations According to recent theoretical interpretations, one of these transitions involves a breaking of electronic symmetry in the proton pairs, a state of spontaneous polarization akin to that in an antiferroelectric material.— Russell J. Hemley et al., Physics Today, August 1998 — compare ferroelectric

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Other Words from antiferroelectric

antiferroelectric noun, plural antiferroelectrics
Antiferroelectrics show a characteristic phase transition with temperature with dielectric anomaly similar to that observed in ferroelectrics. — Dinker B. Sirdeshmukh et al., Atomistic Properties of Solids, 2011

First Known Use of antiferroelectric

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for antiferroelectric

anti- entry 1 + ferroelectric entry 1

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“Antiferroelectric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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