py·​ro·​elec·​tric·​i·​ty ˌpī-ˌrō-ə-ˌlek-ˈtri-sə-tē How to pronounce pyroelectricity (audio)
: a state of electrical polarization produced (as in a crystal) by a change of temperature
pyroelectric adjective

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1824, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pyroelectricity was in 1824

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“Pyroelectricity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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