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piezoelectricity

[pahy-ee-zoh-i-lek-tris-i-tee, -ee-lek-, pee-ey-zoh-] /paɪˌi zoʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɪs ɪ ti, -ˌi lɛk-, piˌeɪ zoʊ-/
noun
1.
electricity, or electric polarity, produced by the piezoelectric effect.
Origin of piezoelectricity
1890-1895
1890-95; < Greek piéz(ein) to press + -o- + electricity
Related forms
piezoelectric
[pahy-ee-zoh-i-lek-trik, pee-ey-] /paɪˌi zoʊ ɪˈlɛk trɪk, piˌeɪ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
piezoelectrically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for piezoelectric
adj.

1883, from piezoelectricity, from German piezoelectricität (Wilhelm G. Hankel, 1881), from piezo- + electric. As a noun from 1913.

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