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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.
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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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