fer·​ro·​elec·​tric | \ ˌfer-ō-i-ˈlek-trik How to pronounce ferroelectric (audio) \

Definition of ferroelectric

: of or relating to crystalline substances having spontaneous electric polarization reversible by an electric field

Other Words from ferroelectric

ferroelectric noun
ferroelectricity \ ˌfer-​ō-​i-​ˌlek-​ˈtri-​sə-​tē How to pronounce ferroelectric (audio) , -​ˈtri-​stē \ noun

Examples of ferroelectric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Si/TiN ferroelectric capacitors as small as 0.16 µm², and solder reflow compatibility for the first time for this type of memory. Tom Coughlin, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 The work was supported by the EU’s 3eFERRO Consortium project that was designed to produce new ferroelectric material Hf(Zr)O2 that makes FeRAM a competitive NVM candidate for IoT applications. Tom Coughlin, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 But these researchers are using a new type of RAM—ferroelectric RAM or F-RAM—that erases the distinction. Christopher Mims, WSJ, 3 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of ferroelectric

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Ferroelectric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferroelectric. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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