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electrostriction

[ih-lek-truh-strik-shuh n]
noun Physics.
  1. elastic deformation produced by an electric field, independent of the polarity of the field.
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Origin of electrostriction

Related formse·lec·tro·stric·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for electrostriction

electrostriction

noun
  1. the change in dimensions of a dielectric occurring as an elastic strain when an electric field is applied
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