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piezoelectricity

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The generation of electricity or of electric polarity in dielectric crystals subjected to mechanical stress, or the generation of stress in such crystals subjected to an applied voltage.

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  • n. The ability of certain crystals to generate a voltage in response to applied mechanical stress.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. electricity produced by mechanical pressure on certain crystals (notably quartz or Rochelle salt); alternatively, electrostatic stress produces a change in the linear dimensions of the crystal

Etymologies

piezo- +‎ electricity (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • This incredible concept for a self-heating piezoelectric shower combines inspiration from the human body’s circulatory system with technological innovations in piezoelectricity.

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  • These other projects include a Japanese train station whose ticketing gates are embedded with piezo pads and Elizabeth Redmond's PowerLeap, both of which also investigate the potential of piezoelectricity and, in the case of these two, how can be spatialized on an urban scale.

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  • To illustrate, we'll begin by saying that “Capability Brown” likes to send us information on piezoelectricity after seeing how interested we are in the material as an alternative, human-generated energy source.

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  • We are creating a cross-language gamespace that includes spaces that explore biomimicry, piezoelectricity, alternative energy sources, propulsion systems and self-generating batteries.

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  • I've seen you use this before and the principles are relatively simple, I mean piezoelectricity is a pretty much a given considering the Ancients 'use of crystal technology.

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  • This incredible concept for a self-heating piezoelectric shower combines inspiration from the human body's circulatory system with technological innovations in piezoelectricity.

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  • Can piezoelectricity be very dangerous if a very large mechanical force generates it? en Español

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