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 (thûr′mō-ĭ-lĕk′trĭk) also ther·mo·e·lec·tri·cal (-trĭ-kəl)
Characteristic of, resulting from, or using electrical phenomena occurring in conjunction with a flow of heat.

ther′mo·e·lec′tri·cal·ly adv.


(ˌθɜːməʊɪˈlɛktrɪk) or


1. (General Physics) of, relating to, used in, or operated by the generation of an electromotive force by the Seebeck effect or the Thomson effect: a thermoelectric thermometer.
2. (General Physics) of, relating to, used in, or operated by the production or absorption of heat by the Peltier effect: a thermoelectric cooler.
ˌthermoeˈlectrically adv


(ˌθɜr moʊ ɪˈlɛk trɪk)

also ther`mo•e•lec′tri•cal,

of, pertaining to, or involving the direct relationship between heat and electricity.
ther`mo•e•lec′tri•cal•ly, adv.


Relating to electric energy produced by heat or to heat produced by electric energy. The thermoelectric energy of a nuclear power plant is produced by the heat generated from nuclear fission. Thermoelectric energy in automobiles is generated by a thermocouple, which makes use of differences in temperature to generate electricity.
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Adj.1.thermoelectric - involving or resulting from thermoelectricity


A. ADJtermoeléctrico
B. CPD thermoelectric couple Npar m termoeléctrico
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