[ fer-oh-i-lek-trik ]
/ ˌfɛr oʊ ɪˈlɛk trɪk /
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pertaining to a substance that possesses spontaneous electric polarization such that the polarization can be reversed by an electric field.
a ferroelectric substance.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ferroelectricfer·ro·e·lec·tri·cal·ly, adverbfer·ro·e·lec·tric·i·ty [fer-oh-i-lek-tris-i-tee, -ee-lek-], /ˌfɛr oʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɪs ɪ ti, -ˌi lɛk-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ferroelectric
/ (ˌfɛrəʊɪˈlɛktrɪk) /
(of a substance) exhibiting spontaneous polarization that can be reversed by the application of a suitable electric field
of or relating to ferroelectric substances
a ferroelectric substance
Derived forms of ferroelectricferroelectrically, adverbferroelectricity (ˌfɛrəʊɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ, -ˌiːlɛk-), noun
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Scientific definitions for ferroelectric
[ fĕr′ō-ĭ-lĕk′trĭk ]
Relating to a typically crystalline dielectric that can be given a permanent electric polarization by application of an electric field.
A ferroelectric substance.
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