[pahy-ee-zoh-i-lek-tris-i-tee, -ee-lek-, pee-ey-zoh-]


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

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

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

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