pyroelectricity

noun
py·​ro·​elec·​tric·​i·​ty | \ ˌpī-ˌrō-ə-ˌlek-ˈtri-sə-tē How to pronounce pyroelectricity (audio) , -ˈtri-stē \

Definition of pyroelectricity

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

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pyroelectric \ ˌpī-​ˌrō-​ə-​ˈlek-​trik How to pronounce pyroelectricity (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of pyroelectricity

1824, in the meaning defined above

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“Pyroelectricity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyroelectricity. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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