from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thermodynamic effect which occurs when current is passed through a thermocouple, used in computing as a cooling process.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- The production or absorption of heat at the junction of two metals on the passage of a current. Heat generated by the passage of the current in one direction will be absorbed if the current is reversed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See effect.
From physicist John C. A. Peltier the discoverer of the effect (Wiktionary)