electret

noun
elec·​tret | \ i-ˈlek-trət How to pronounce electret (audio) , -ˌtret \

Definition of electret

: a dielectric body in which a permanent state of electric polarization has been set up

Examples of electret in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee, who lives in Fells Point, got his start at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., where he and his then-business partner, Gerhard M. Sessler, created and patented the foil-electret microphone in 1962. Brittany Britto, ajc, "At 87, this Baltimore inventor has 250 patents to his name — and he’s still at it," 28 May 2018 The National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee, who lives in Fells Point, got his start at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., where he and his then-business partner, Gerhard M. Sessler, created and patented the foil-electret microphone in 1962. Brittany Britto, ajc, "At 87, this Baltimore inventor has 250 patents to his name — and he’s still at it," 28 May 2018 The National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee, who lives in Fells Point, got his start at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., where he and his then-business partner, Gerhard M. Sessler, created and patented the foil-electret microphone in 1962. Brittany Britto, ajc, "At 87, this Baltimore inventor has 250 patents to his name — and he’s still at it," 28 May 2018 The National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee, who lives in Fells Point, got his start at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., where he and his then-business partner, Gerhard M. Sessler, created and patented the foil-electret microphone in 1962. Brittany Britto, ajc, "At 87, this Baltimore inventor has 250 patents to his name — and he’s still at it," 28 May 2018 The National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee, who lives in Fells Point, got his start at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., where he and his then-business partner, Gerhard M. Sessler, created and patented the foil-electret microphone in 1962. Brittany Britto, ajc, "At 87, this Baltimore inventor has 250 patents to his name — and he’s still at it," 28 May 2018 The National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee, who lives in Fells Point, got his start at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., where he and his then-business partner, Gerhard M. Sessler, created and patented the foil-electret microphone in 1962. Brittany Britto, ajc, "At 87, this Baltimore inventor has 250 patents to his name — and he’s still at it," 28 May 2018 The National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee, who lives in Fells Point, got his start at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., where he and his then-business partner, Gerhard M. Sessler, created and patented the foil-electret microphone in 1962. Brittany Britto, ajc, "At 87, this Baltimore inventor has 250 patents to his name — and he’s still at it," 28 May 2018 The National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee, who lives in Fells Point, got his start at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., where he and his then-business partner, Gerhard M. Sessler, created and patented the foil-electret microphone in 1962. Brittany Britto, ajc, "At 87, this Baltimore inventor has 250 patents to his name — and he’s still at it," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of electret

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for electret

electricity + magnet

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“Electret.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electret. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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