pyroelectricity

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py·ro·e·lec·tric·i·ty

 (pī′rō-ĭ-lĕk-trĭs′ĭ-tē, -ē′lĕk-)
n.
Generation of electric charge on a crystal by change of temperature.

pyroelectricity

(ˌpaɪrəʊɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ; -ˌiːlɛk-)
n
(General Physics) the development of opposite charges at the ends of the axis of certain hemihedral crystals, such as tourmaline, as a result of a change in temperature

py•ro•e•lec•tric•i•ty

(ˌpaɪ roʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɪs ɪ ti, -ˌi lɛk-)

n.
electrification or electrical polarity produced in certain crystals by temperature changes.
[1825–35]
py`ro•e•lec′tric, adj.
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Noun1.pyroelectricity - generation of an electric charge on certain crystals (such as tourmaline) as a result of a change in temperature
electrical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon involving electricity
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