piezoelectricity

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

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. piezochemistry,
  2. piezoelectric,
  3. piezoelectric ceramic,
  4. piezoelectric crystal,
  5. piezoelectric effect,
  6. piezogenic pedal papule,
  7. piezomagnetic effect,
  8. piezometer,
  9. piezometry,
  10. pif

Origin of piezoelectricity

1890–95; < Greek piéz(ein) to press + -o- + electricity

Related formspi·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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Word Origin and History for piezoelectric

piezoelectric

adj.

1883, from piezoelectricity, from German piezoelectricität (Wilhelm G. Hankel, 1881), from piezo- + electric. As a noun from 1913.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper