piezoelectricity

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piezoelectricity

[pahy-ee-zoh-i-lek-tris-i-tee, -ee-lek-, pee-ey-zoh-]
noun
electricity, or electric polarity, produced by the piezoelectric effect.

Origin:
1890–95; < Greek piéz(ein) to press + -o- + electricity

piezoelectric [pahy-ee-zoh-i-lek-trik, pee-ey-] , adjective
piezoelectrically, adverb
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piezoelectric effect or piezoelectricity (paɪˌiːzəʊɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ)
 
n
physics
 a.  the production of electricity or electric polarity by applying a mechanical stress to certain crystals
 b.  the converse effect in which stress is produced in a crystal as a result of an applied potential difference
 
piezoelectricity or piezoelectricity
 
n
 
piezoe'lectrically or piezoelectricity
 
adv

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Example sentences
It's great that the researchers have developed a new material structure that can exhibit piezoelectricity.
The generators take advantage of materials that exhibit a property called piezoelectricity.
The dance floor is designed to harness the energy of the people stomping on it based on a principle called piezoelectricity.
Piezoelectricity is created when mechanical stress causes electrons within a crystal to flow, producing an electric current.
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