piezo-


a combining form meaning “pressure,” used in the formation of compound words: piezometer.

Nearby words

  1. pietist,
  2. pietistic,
  3. pietro da cortona,
  4. piety,
  5. pietà,
  6. piezochemistry,
  7. piezoelectric,
  8. piezoelectric ceramic,
  9. piezoelectric crystal,
  10. piezoelectric effect

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British Dictionary definitions for piezo-

piezo-

/ (paɪˈiːzəʊ-, piːˈeɪzəʊ-, ˈpiːtsəʊ-) /

combining form

pressurepiezometer

Word Origin for piezo-

from Greek piezein to press

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Word Origin and History for piezo-

piezo-

word-forming element meaning "pressure," from comb. form of Greek piezein "to press tight, squeeze," from PIE *pi-sed-yo- "to sit upon" (cf. Sanskrit pidayati "presses, oppresses"), from *pi "on," short for *epi (see epi-) + *sed- (1) "to sit" (see sedentary). First in piezometer (1820); in common use in word formation from c.1900.

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