from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Generation of electric charge on a crystal by change of temperature.
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- n. The generation of electric charge as a result of a change in temperature.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Electricity developed by means of heat; the science which treats of electricity thus developed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That branch of electricity which considers the production of a state of electrification in certain crystallized bodies by change of temperature alone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. generation of an electric charge on certain crystals (such as tourmaline) as a result of a change in temperature
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Ferroelectrics exhibit a wide range of functional properties, including high and switchable electric polarization, strong piezoelectricity, high non-linear optical activity, outstanding pyroelectricity, and notable non-linear dielectric behavior.