piezoelectricity

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

Definition of piezoelectricity 

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

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This approach, producing what is known as piezoelectricity, is often used in loudspeakers and microphones. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 This approach, producing what is known as piezoelectricity, is often used in loudspeakers and microphones. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 This approach, producing what is known as piezoelectricity, is often used in loudspeakers and microphones. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 This approach, producing what is known as piezoelectricity, is often used in loudspeakers and microphones. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 This approach, producing what is known as piezoelectricity, is often used in loudspeakers and microphones. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 This approach, producing what is known as piezoelectricity, is often used in loudspeakers and microphones. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 To take advantage of piezoelectricity, Dagdeviren and colleagues have developed flat devices that can be stuck onto organs and muscles such as the heart, lungs and diaphragm. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 To take advantage of piezoelectricity, Dagdeviren and her colleagues have developed flat devices that can be stuck onto organs and muscles such as the heart, lungs, and diaphragm. Charles Q. Choi, The Atlantic, "Your Heartbeat Could Power a Smartphone," 12 Apr. 2018

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1883, in the meaning defined above

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piezoelectricity

noun
pi·​ezo·​elec·​tric·​i·​ty | \-ˌlek-ˈtris-ət-ē, -ˈtris-tē \
plural piezoelectricities

Medical Definition of piezoelectricity 

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

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