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pyroelectric

[pahy-roh-i-lek-trik]
adjective
  1. pertaining to, subject to, or manifesting pyroelectricity.
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noun
  1. a substance manifesting pyroelectricity.
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Origin of pyroelectric

First recorded in 1850–55; back formation from pyroelectricity
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Historical Examples

  • On account of its pyroelectric properties, it was called electric calamine by J. Smithson in 1803.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3

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British Dictionary definitions for pyroelectric

pyroelectric

adjective
  1. of, concerned with, or exhibiting pyroelectricity
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noun
  1. a pyroelectric substance
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