mag·​ne·​to·​elec·​tric mag-ˌnē-tō-ə-ˈlek-trik How to pronounce magnetoelectric (audio)
: relating to or characterized by electromotive forces developed by magnetic means

Examples of magnetoelectric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the magnetoelectric effect has been observed in metallic materials since the 19th century, the stiffness of such materials has made biological applications difficult—including measuring the contraction and expansion of a person’s neck muscles. IEEE Spectrum, 23 Mar. 2024 The implant is powered by wireless magnetoelectric technology that Robinson developed at Rice University, eliminating the need for a battery. Emily Mullin, WIRED, 23 Dec. 2023 Within the implant is a magnetoelectric material that vibrates in the presence of a magnetic field, and another component that turns those vibrations’ mechanical energy into electricity. IEEE Spectrum, 16 Oct. 2023 The new implant is powered by a magnetoelectric film that vibrates in the presence of a magnetic field. IEEE Spectrum, 16 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of magnetoelectric was in 1831

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“Magnetoelectric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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