electrostriction

[ ih-lek-truh-strik-shuh n ]
/ ɪˌlɛk trəˈstrɪk ʃən /

noun Physics.

elastic deformation produced by an electric field, independent of the polarity of the field.

Origin of electrostriction

OTHER WORDS FROM electrostriction

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

electrostriction
/ (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈstrɪkʃən) /

noun

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