[ pahy-roh-i-lek-trik ]
/ ˌpaɪ roʊ ɪˈlɛk trɪk /
pertaining to, subject to, or manifesting pyroelectricity.
a substance manifestingpyroelectricity.
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Origin of pyroelectric
First recorded in 1850–55; back formation from pyroelectricity
Words nearby pyroelectric
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Example sentences from the Web for pyroelectric
On account of its pyroelectric properties, it was called electric calamine by J. Smithson in 1803.
British Dictionary definitions for pyroelectric
/ (ˌpaɪrəʊɪˈlɛktrɪk) /
of, concerned with, or exhibiting pyroelectricity
a pyroelectric substance
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