thermoelectric

adjective
ther·​mo·​elec·​tric | \ ˌthər-mō-i-ˈlek-trik How to pronounce thermoelectric (audio) \

Definition of thermoelectric

: of, relating to, or dependent on phenomena that involve relations between the temperature and the electrical condition in a metal or in contacting metals

Examples of thermoelectric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This job is carried out by specialized semiconductors called thermoelectric materials that are fashioned into tiny devices the size of computer chips. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Energy ‘scavenger’ could turn waste heat from fridges and other devices into electricity," 11 Sep. 2020 The scientist and engineer is responsible for over 100 patents, including a thermoelectric energy convertor and a thin film lithium battery. Trisha Gopal And Beryl Shereshewsky, CNN, "How a NASA scientist accidentally invented the Super Soaker," 15 Aug. 2020 There was also talk of an agreement involving three island thermoelectric plants. Washington Post, "AP Explains: Why does Medvedev’s visit to Cuba matter?," 3 Oct. 2019 There was also talk of an agreement involving three island thermoelectric plants. Washington Post, "AP Explains: Why does Medvedev’s visit to Cuba matter?," 3 Oct. 2019 There was also talk of an agreement involving three island thermoelectric plants. Washington Post, "AP Explains: Why does Medvedev’s visit to Cuba matter?," 3 Oct. 2019 But her interest in the arts led her to a more imaginative way of using her thermoelectric technology. Emma Reynolds, CNN, "Toys to tackle climate change: A young inventor wants to inspire kids to create their own solutions," 25 Nov. 2019 There was also talk of an agreement involving three island thermoelectric plants. Washington Post, "AP Explains: Why does Medvedev’s visit to Cuba matter?," 3 Oct. 2019 There was also talk of an agreement involving three island thermoelectric plants. Andrea RodrÍguez, San Diego Union-Tribune, "AP Explains: Why does Medvedev’s visit to Cuba matter?," 2 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of thermoelectric

1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Thermoelectric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermoelectric. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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thermoelectric

adjective
ther·​mo·​elec·​tric | \ ˌthər-mō-i-ˈlek-trik How to pronounce thermoelectric (audio) \

Medical Definition of thermoelectric

: of, relating to, or dependent on phenomena that involve relations between the temperature and the electrical condition in a metal or in contacting metals

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