piezoelectricity

noun
pi·​e·​zo·​elec·​tric·​i·​ty | \ pē-ˌā-(ˌ)zō-ə-ˌlek-ˈtri-s(ə-)tē How to pronounce piezoelectricity (audio) , pē-ˌāt-(ˌ)sō- \

Definition of piezoelectricity

: electricity or electric polarity due to pressure especially in a crystalline substance (such as quartz)

Examples of piezoelectricity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the promise of piezoelectricity upon AI doesn’t end with motors. Michael Ashley, Forbes, 18 May 2021 The team manipulated a property of wood and some other materials called piezoelectricity, which refers to the tiny amounts of electricity discharged when the materials are compressed. Scott Carpenter, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 This shaking could double a crystal’s piezoelectricity, the Japanese team reported in a 2011 patent. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, 15 Jan. 2020 This approach, producing what is known as piezoelectricity, is often used in loudspeakers and microphones. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, 9 June 2018 This approach, producing what is known as piezoelectricity, is often used in loudspeakers and microphones. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, 9 June 2018 This approach, producing what is known as piezoelectricity, is often used in loudspeakers and microphones. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, 9 June 2018 This approach, producing what is known as piezoelectricity, is often used in loudspeakers and microphones. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, 9 June 2018 This approach, producing what is known as piezoelectricity, is often used in loudspeakers and microphones. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of piezoelectricity

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Piezoelectricity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piezoelectricity. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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piezoelectricity

noun
pi·​ezo·​elec·​tric·​i·​ty | \ -ˌlek-ˈtris-ət-ē, -ˈtris-tē How to pronounce piezoelectricity (audio) \
plural piezoelectricities

Medical Definition of piezoelectricity

: electricity or electric polarity due to pressure especially in a crystalline substance (as quartz)

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