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ferroelectric

[fer-oh-i-lek-trik] /ˌfɛr oʊ ɪˈlɛk trɪk/
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
1930-1935
1930-35; ferro- + electric; by analogy with ferromagnetic
Related forms
ferroelectrically, adverb
ferroelectricity
[fer-oh-i-lek-tris-i-tee, -ee-lek-] /ˌfɛr oʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɪs ɪ ti, -ˌi lɛk-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ferroelectrically

ferroelectric

/ˌfɛrəʊɪˈlɛktrɪk/
adjective
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
noun
3.
a ferroelectric substance
Derived Forms
ferroelectrically, adverb
ferroelectricity (ˌfɛrəʊɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ; -ˌiːlɛk-) noun
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ferroelectrically in Science
ferroelectric
  (fěr'ō-ĭ-lěk'trĭk)   
  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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