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[thur-moh-i-lek-tris-i-tee, -ee-lek-]
  1. 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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  • Thermoelectricity is the name given to electricity that is generated by heat.

    Things a Boy Should Know About Electricity

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British Dictionary definitions for thermoelectricity


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