pyroelectricity

noun py·ro·elec·tric·i·ty \ ˌpī-ˌrō-ə-ˌlek-ˈtri-sə-tē , -ˈtri-stē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pyroelectricity

: a state of electrical polarization produced (as in a crystal) by a change of temperature

pyroelectric

play \ˌpī-ˌrō-ə-ˈlek-trik\ adjective

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