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pi·e·zo·e·lec·tric·i·ty

 (pē-ā′zō-ĭ-lĕk-trĭs′ĭ-tē, pī-ē′-)
n.
The generation of electricity or of electric polarity in dielectric crystals subjected to mechanical stress, or the generation of stress in such crystals subjected to an applied voltage.

pi·e′zo·e·lec′tric, pi·e′zo·e·lec′tri·cal adj.
pi·e′zo·e·lec′tri·cal·ly adv.

pi•e•zo•e•lec•tric•i•ty

(paɪˌi zoʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɪs ɪ ti, -ˌi lɛk-, piˌeɪ zoʊ-)

n.
electricity or electric polarity produced in certain nonconducting crystals, as quartz, when subjected to pressure or strain.
[1890–95; < Greek piéz(ein) to press + -o- + electricity]
pi•e`zo•e•lec′tric (-ɪˈlɛk trɪk) adj.
pi•e`zo•e•lec′tri•cal•ly, adv.
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Noun1.piezoelectricity - electricity produced by mechanical pressure on certain crystals (notably quartz or Rochelle salt); alternatively, electrostatic stress produces a change in the linear dimensions of the crystal
electricity - a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
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The sensors use a piezoelectrically actuated resonant microsystem, which when driven by electricity can sense a change in mass.
This piezoelectrically induced current activates the healing processes in the stimulated area.
The research describes a new two-stage servovalve with a titanium body, and a small piezoelectrically actuated spool as its first stage with electrical main stage position feedback.
The piezoelectrically driven valve is used to adjust the process of the gas expansion and therefore to maintain the magnitude of the converted energy on a predefined level in accordance with the piston position.
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