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triboelectricity

[trahy-boh-i-lek-tris-i-tee, -ee-lek-, trib-oh-] /ˌtraɪ boʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɪs ɪ ti, -ˌi lɛk-, ˌtrɪb oʊ-/
noun, Electricity
1.
electricity generated by friction.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; tribo- + electricity
Related forms
triboelectric
[trahy-boh-i-lek-trik, trib-oh-] /ˌtraɪ boʊ ɪˈlɛk trɪk, ˌtrɪb oʊ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for triboelectricity

triboelectricity

/ˌtraɪbəʊɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ; -ˌiːlɛk-/
noun
1.
static electricity generated by friction Also called frictional electricity
Derived Forms
triboelectric, adjective
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triboelectricity in Science
triboelectricity
  (trī'bō-ĭ-lěk-trĭs'ĭ-tē, trĭb'ō-)   
An electrical charge produced by friction between two objects that are nonconductive. Rubbing glass with fur, or a comb through the hair, can built up triboelectricity. Most everyday static electricity is triboelectric.
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