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thermoelectric

[ thur-moh-i-lek-trik ]
/ 藢胃蓽r mo蕣 瑟藞l蓻k tr瑟k /
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adjective
of, relating to, or involving the direct relationship between heat and electricity.
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Origin of thermoelectric

First recorded in 1815鈥25; thermo- + electric

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British Dictionary definitions for thermoelectric

thermoelectric

thermoelectrical (藢胃蓽藧m蓹蕣瑟藞l蓻ktr瑟kl)

/ (藢胃蓽藧m蓹蕣瑟藞l蓻ktr瑟k) /

adjective
of, relating to, used in, or operated by the generation of an electromotive force by the Seebeck effect or the Thomson effecta thermoelectric thermometer
of, relating to, used in, or operated by the production or absorption of heat by the Peltier effecta thermoelectric cooler

Derived forms of thermoelectric

thermoelectrically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for thermoelectric

thermoelectric
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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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