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piezoelectricity

[ pahy-ee-zoh-i-lek-tris-i-tee, -ee-lek-, pee-ey-zoh- ]
/ paɪˌi zoʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɪs ɪ ti, -ˌi lɛk-, piˌeɪ zoʊ- /
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noun

electricity, or electric polarity, produced by the piezoelectric effect.

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Origin of piezoelectricity

1890–95; <Greek piéz(ein) to press + -o- + electricity
pi·e·zo·e·lec·tric [pahy-ee-zoh-i-lek-trik, pee-ey-], /paɪˌi zoʊ ɪˈlɛk trɪk, piˌeɪ-/, adjectivepi·e·zo·e·lec·tri·cal·ly, adverb
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