follow Dictionary.com

Submit your word to be a Word of the Day!

electrostriction

[ih-lek-truh-strik-shuh n] /ɪˌlɛk trəˈstrɪk ʃən/
noun, Physics.
1.
elastic deformation produced by an electric field, independent of the polarity of the field.
Origin
Related forms
electrostrictive, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for electro striction

electrostriction

/ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈstrɪkʃən/
noun
1.
the change in dimensions of a dielectric occurring as an elastic strain when an electric field is applied
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for electro striction

electrostriction

property of all electrical nonconductors, or dielectrics, that manifests itself as a relatively slight change of shape, or mechanical deformation, under the application of an electric field. Reversal of the electric field does not reverse the direction of the deformation

Learn more about electrostriction with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for electrostriction

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for electro

9
11
Scrabble Words With Friends