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electret

[ih-lek-trit]
noun Electricity.
  1. a dielectric that possesses a permanent or semipermanent electric polarity, analogous to a permanent magnet.
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Origin of electret

First recorded in 1880–85; electr(icity) + (magn)et
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British Dictionary definitions for electret

electret

noun
  1. a permanently polarized dielectric material; its electric field is similar to the magnetic field of a permanent magnet
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Word Origin for electret

C20: from electr (icity + magn) et
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