piezoelectric

adjective
pi·​e·​zo·​elec·​tric | \ pē-ˌā-(ˌ)zō-ə-ˈlek-trik How to pronounce piezoelectric (audio) , pē-ˌāt-(ˌ)sō- \

Definition of piezoelectric

: of, relating to, marked by, or functioning by means of piezoelectricity

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Other Words from piezoelectric

piezoelectrically \ pē-​ˌā-​(ˌ)zō-​ə-​ˈlek-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce piezoelectrically (audio) , pē-​ˌāt-​(ˌ)sō-​ \ adverb

Examples of piezoelectric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sentons relies on a combination of a piezoelectric sensor and a strain gauge to mimic a physical button. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, "Get Ready for More Phones With No Buttons," 14 Jan. 2020 Their original design had piezoelectric motors that could rapidly flap two wings, providing the robot with powered flight. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Flying, insect-like robot flits closer to independent flight," 26 June 2019 The next issue was linking the piezoelectric actuators to the solar power source. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Flying, insect-like robot flits closer to independent flight," 26 June 2019 The scientists attributed this effect to friction between the grains, which would contradict both the piezoelectric theory and Freund's. Christina Nunez, National Geographic, "Earthquake lights, explained," 16 Apr. 2019 And on the cart, there are three more levels of adjustment: a lever arm on the cart, a voice coil (like a speaker driver) on the lever arm, and a tiny, expanding piezoelectric crystal on the voice coil. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Building the world’s highest-resolution telescope," 9 July 2018 Scientists are also developing wearable piezoelectric energy harvesters that can be worn on joints such as the knee or elbow, or in shoes, trousers or underwear. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 Scientists are also developing wearable piezoelectric energy harvesters that can be worn on joints such as the knee or elbow, or in shoes, trousers or underwear. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 Scientists are also developing wearable piezoelectric energy harvesters that can be worn on joints such as the knee or elbow, or in shoes, trousers or underwear. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of piezoelectric

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of piezoelectric was in 1883

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“Piezoelectric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piezoelectric. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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piezoelectric

adjective
pi·​ezo·​elec·​tric | \ pē-ˌā-(ˌ)zō-ə-ˈlek-trik, pē-ˌāt-(ˌ)sō-, especially British pī-ˌē-(ˌ)zō- \

Medical Definition of piezoelectric

: of, relating to, marked by, or functioning by means of piezoelectricity

Other Words from piezoelectric

piezoelectrically \ -​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce piezoelectrically (audio) \ adverb

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