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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.
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(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
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(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.
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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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Adj.1.thermoelectric - involving or resulting from thermoelectricity
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A. ADJtermoeléctrico
B. CPD thermoelectric couple Npar m termoeléctrico
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in which a is the electrical conductivity, S is the Seebeck coefficient (also commonly referred to as thermopower or thermoelectric power), T is the absolute temperature, [[kappa].sub.e] is the electronic thermal conductivity, and [[kappa].sub.L] is the lattice thermal conductivity.
At present, the biggest problem of semiconductor thermoelectric generation technology is the low efficiency of its thermoelectric conversion, which is only 5%-7% [I], and far below those of hydropower, thermal power, nuclear power, wind power, and photovoltaic power.