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thermoelectricity

[thur-moh-i-lek-tris-i-tee, -ee-lek-] /ˌθɜr moʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɪs ɪ ti, -ˌi lɛk-/
noun
1.
electricity generated by heat or temperature difference, as in a thermocouple.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; thermo- + electricity
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thermoelectricity

/ˌθɜːməʊɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ/
noun
1.
electricity generated by a thermocouple
2.
the study of the relationship between heat and electrical energy See also Seebeck effect, Peltier effect
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