triboelectricity

noun tri·bo·elec·tric·i·ty \ ˌtrī-bō-i-ˌlek-ˈtri-sə-tē , ˌtri- , -ˈtri-stē \
|Updated on: 26 Jun 2018

Definition of triboelectricity

: a charge of electricity generated by friction (as by rubbing glass with silk)

triboelectric

play \ˌtrī-bō-i-ˈlek-trik, ˌtri-\ adjective

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circa 1917

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