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

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Other Words from ferroelectric

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

Examples of ferroelectric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But these researchers are using a new type of RAM—ferroelectric RAM or F-RAM—that erases the distinction. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Battery-Free, Energy-Harvesting Perpetual Machines: The Weird Future of Computing," 3 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of ferroelectric

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ferroelectric was in 1935

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7 Oct 2020

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“Ferroelectric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferroelectric. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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