EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective of, relating to, or involving the direct relationship between heat and electricity.
ther·mo·e·lec·tri·cal. Related forms ther·mo·e·lec·tri·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for thermoelectric Historical Examples of thermoelectric
Thomson had, however, previous to the publication of this paper, applied thermodynamic theory to
The refraction of invisible heat was ascertained in consequence of the invention of the
In the ice is a
thermoelectric junction, the wires leading to which are in communication with a reflecting galvanometer.
Low-calorie lignite remains the major fuel base for
thermoelectric power stations. British Dictionary definitions for thermoelectric thermoelectric thermoelectrical ( ˌθɜːməʊɪˈlɛktrɪk) əl adjective of, relating to, used in, or operated by the generation of an electromotive force by the Seebeck effect or the Thomson effect a thermoelectric thermometer of, relating to, used in, or operated by the production or absorption of heat by the Peltier effect a thermoelectric cooler Derived Forms thermoelectrically, adverb
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thermoelectric in Science Relating to electric potential or power produced by heat, or to heat produced by electric energy. The thermoelectric energy of a nuclear power plant is produced by the heat generated from nuclear fission. The thermoelectric properties of materials such as selenium and semiconductors are exploited in devices such as thermistors and thermocouples used in temperature gauges. See also Seebeck effect.
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