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 The thermoelectric plant has stopped at Zahrani power station, after the Deir Ammar plant stopped on Friday due to a fuel shortage. Reuters, CNN, 9 Oct. 2021 Over the past 2 decades, researchers have produced thermoelectric materials with increasing ZTs. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, 2 Aug. 2021 The wearable, which is called a thermoelectric generator (TEG), directly turns your body’s heat into electrical energy. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 23 Feb. 2021 His solution: equipping his 50-pound camera system with a thermoelectric cooling system, a carbon fiber frame and LED lights, which give off less heat than standard lights. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Jan. 2021 At their destination, a thermoelectric plant, a crane hoisted the drugs to the roof to incinerate them in an industrial furnace that Cuban officials say burns at over 1,700 degrees Celsius. Patrick Oppmann, CNN, 9 Dec. 2020 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, 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, 15 Aug. 2020 There was also talk of an agreement involving three island thermoelectric plants. Washington Post, 3 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of thermoelectric

1823, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thermoelectric was in 1823

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20 Oct 2021

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“Thermoelectric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermoelectric. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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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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