Definition of Pyroelectricity

1. Noun. Generation of an electric charge on certain crystals (such as tourmaline) as a result of a change in temperature.

Generic synonyms: Electrical Phenomenon
Derivative terms: Pyroelectric, Pyroelectrical



Definition of Pyroelectricity

1. n. Electricity developed by means of heat; the science which treats of electricity thus developed.

Definition of Pyroelectricity

1. Noun. (physics) The generation of electric charge as a result of a change in temperature. ¹

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Definition of Pyroelectricity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pyroelectricity

pyrochloric
pyrochroite
pyrocitric
pyroclast
pyroclastic
pyroclastic flow
pyroclastic flows
pyroclastic rock
pyroclastic surge
pyroclasts
pyrocumulus
pyroelectric
pyroelectric effect
pyroelectrical
pyroelectrically
pyroelectricity (current term)
pyroelectrics
pyroelectrodynamic
pyroelectrodynamics
pyrogallate
pyrogallates
pyrogallic
pyrogallic acid
pyrogallol
pyrogallols
pyrogen
pyrogenetic
pyrogenic
pyrogenicities
pyrogenicity

Literary usage of Pyroelectricity

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1. Dana's Manual of Mineralogy for the Student of Elementary Mineralogy, the by James Dwight Dana, William Ebenezer Ford (1912)
"pyroelectricity. Crystals of certain minerals, on cooling after being heated to about 100° C., will develop upon different portions a positive and a ..."

2. Manual of Blowpipe Analysis: Qualitative and Quantitative, with a Complete by Henry Bedinger Cornwall (1882)
"Magnetism and pyroelectricity. For practice on the commoner minerals, a good, small bar magnet will suffice. The particles to be tested may be placed on ..."

3. Lecture Notes on General and Special Mineralogy by Frank Robertson Van Horn (1903)
"B. pyroelectricity. This is the state of electric potential (positive and negative) developed in crystallographically dissimilar parts of a non-con- ..."

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