ferroelectric

ferroelectric

[fer-oh-i-lek-trik] Physics.
adjective
1.
pertaining to a substance that possesses spontaneous electric polarization such that the polarization can be reversed by an electric field.
noun
2.
a ferroelectric substance.

Origin:
1930–35; ferro- + electric; by analogy with ferromagnetic

ferroelectrically, adverb
ferroelectricity [fer-oh-i-lek-tris-i-tee, -ee-lek-] , noun
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ferroelectric (ˌfɛrəʊɪˈlɛktrɪk)
 
adj
1.  (of a substance) exhibiting spontaneous polarization that can be reversed by the application of a suitable electric field
2.  of or relating to ferroelectric substances
 
n
3.  a ferroelectric substance
 
ferroe'lectrically
 
adv
 
ferroelectricity
 
n

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ferroelectric   (fěr'ō-ĭ-lěk'trĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Relating to a typically crystalline dielectric that can be given a permanent electric polarization by application of an electric field.

  2. A ferroelectric substance.


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