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Of or relating to a crystalline dielectric that can be given a permanent electric polarization by application of an electric field.
A ferroelectric substance.

fer′ro·e·lec·tric′i·ty (-ĭ-lĕk-trĭs′ĭ-tē, -ē′lĕk-) n.
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1. (General Physics) (of a substance) exhibiting spontaneous polarization that can be reversed by the application of a suitable electric field
2. (General Physics) of or relating to ferroelectric substances
(General Physics) a ferroelectric substance
ˌferroeˈlectrically adv
ferroelectricity n
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(ˌfɛr oʊ ɪˈlɛk trɪk)
1. of or pertaining to a substance that possesses spontaneous electric polarization such that the polarization can be reversed by an electric field.
2. a ferroelectric substance.
fer`ro•e•lec′tri•cal•ly, adv.
fer`ro•e•lec•tric′i•ty (-ɪ lɛkˈtrɪs ɪ ti, -ˌi lɛk-) n.
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