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ther·mo·e·lec·tric(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.
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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.
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ther•mo•e•lec•tric(ˌθɜr moʊ ɪˈlɛk trɪk)
of, pertaining to, or involving the direct relationship between heat and electricity.
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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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