[trahy-boh-i-lek-tris-i-tee, -ee-lek-, trib-oh-]
electricity generated by friction.
Origin of triboelectricity
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static electricity generated by frictionAlso called: frictional electricity
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An electrical charge produced by friction between two objects that are nonconductive. Rubbing glass with fur, or a comb through the hair, can built up triboelectricity. Most everyday static electricity is triboelectric.
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