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piezoelectricity

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

noun

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


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Other Words From

  • pi·e·zo·e·lec·tric [pahy-ee-zoh-i-, lek, -trik, pee-ey-], adjective
  • pi·ezo·e·lectri·cal·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of piezoelectricity1

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

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Example Sentences

Piezoelectricity is a form of power that is recharged through slight motion.

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