thermoelectricity

[ thur-moh-i-lek-tris-i-tee, -ee-lek- ]
/ ˌθɜr moʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɪs ɪ ti, -ˌi lɛk- /
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noun

electricity generated by heat or temperature difference, as in a thermocouple.

Nearby words

  1. thermoelastic,
  2. thermoelectric,
  3. thermoelectric couple,
  4. thermoelectric effect,
  5. thermoelectric thermometer,
  6. thermoelectrometer,
  7. thermoelectromotive force,
  8. thermoelectron,
  9. thermoesthesia,
  10. thermoesthesiometer

Origin of thermoelectricity

First recorded in 1815–25; thermo- + electricity

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British Dictionary definitions for thermoelectricity

thermoelectricity

/ (ˌθɜːməʊɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ) /

noun

electricity generated by a thermocouple
the study of the relationship between heat and electrical energySee also Seebeck effect, Peltier effect
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