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

  • adj. Characteristic of, resulting from, or using electrical phenomena occurring in conjunction with a flow of heat.

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or exhibiting thermoelectricity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to thermoelectricity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to thermo-electricity: as, thermo-electric currents.

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

  • adj. involving or resulting from thermoelectricity


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  • With all the progress made in thermoelectric efficiency optimization, why not use some of it for electric power production (both stationary and propulsive).

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  • He explained that compressors are more efficient than thermoelectric, which is why they're used in larger refrigerators, but thermoelectric units are solid-state, with no moving parts, which should mean less vibration (he suggested we test this by putting glasses of water on top, and indeed the units with compressors had just a touch more vibration, but not enough to bother us).

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  • Their device, called a thermoelectric power generator, attaches to the body and generates a power output of a few microwatts, which could be useful for powering implanted medical devices and wireless sensors. - latest science and technology news stories

  • In search of the next best seller, mattress makers are experimenting with all kinds of ingredients, such as thermoelectric cooling technology and moisture-absorbing bamboo.

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  • For over a hundred years it had been known that electric currents flow in many materials if one end is heated and the other cooled, and ever since the 1940's Russian scientists had been working to put this "thermoelectric" effect to practical use.

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  • LTC3109, a highly integrated step-up dc/dc converter and power management IC designed to start up and run from millivolt input voltage sources such as thermoelectric generators (TEGs) and thermopiles.

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  • A flow controlled by temperature and magnetic fields, called a thermoelectric magnetohydrodynamic (TEMHD) flow, was first proposed for fusion reactors in 1979 [

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  • "thermoelectric" system uses solid-state electronics to convert heat directly into electricity.


  • Withdrawals for thermoelectric power have been relatively stable since 1985.

    Water Usage, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • About 195 Bgal/d, or 48 percent of all freshwater and saline-water withdrawals for 2000, were used for thermoelectric power.

    Water Usage, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty


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