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

Other Words from piezoelectric

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

Examples of piezoelectric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The scientists designed the probe to be thin and rigid, using a 2D array of piezoelectric elements (or transducers) stuck between two circuits. Wired, 29 July 2022 Most of these paper-thin speakers use piezoelectric material. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 30 Apr. 2022 To create the garment, the team wove a flexible piezoelectric fiber into fabric. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Mar. 2022 By using a fungus to remove a material called lignin from the cell walls of a small piece of balsa wood, the team of university scientists made the wood vastly more compressible, with a piezoelectric output more than 50 times greater than normal. Scott Carpenter, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 This pump is driven by a thin piezoelectric ceramic plate and requires no EMI, motor, shaft, or any other troublesome mechanisms. Tim Kohut, BGR, 23 June 2021 Recall the Columbia chips use a piezoelectric transducer to communicate with an ultrasound machine. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 11 June 2021 The synergy between piezoelectric motion and AI systems involves other matters of life and death. Michael Ashley, Forbes, 18 May 2021 These are non-Stanley (that is, not wire-wound) devices that take advantage of the piezoelectric effect—the ability of a strained crystal to produce a current, and of a current to strain or deform a crystal. Vaclav Smil, Wired, 4 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of piezoelectric

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Piezoelectric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piezoelectric. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for piezoelectric


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 piezoelectric (audio) \ adverb


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