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 (thûr′mō-ĭ-lĕk-trĭs′ĭ-tē, -ē′lĕk-)
Electricity generated by a flow of heat, as in a thermocouple.


1. (General Physics) electricity generated by a thermocouple
2. (General Physics) the study of the relationship between heat and electrical energy. See also Seebeck effect, Peltier effect


(ˌθɜr moʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɪs ɪ ti, -ˌi lɛk-)

electricity generated by heat or temperature difference.
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Noun1.thermoelectricity - electricity produced by heat (as in a thermocouple)thermoelectricity - electricity produced by heat (as in a thermocouple)
electricity - a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
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