[n] - electricity produced by mechanical pressure on certain crystals (notably quartz or Rochelle salt)
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Used to describe minerals that acquire an electric charge under stress. Quartz is a good example. It is this quality that allows quartz to be widely used in the electrical field.
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The generation of electricity or of electric polarity in dielectric crystals subjected to mechanical stress, or the generation of stress in such crystals subjected to an applied voltage.
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Electric currents generated by pressure upon certain crystals, e.g., quartz, mica, calcite. ... Origin: G. Piezo, to press, squeeze, + electricity ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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piezoelectric effect noun electricity produced by mechanical pressure on certain crystals (notably quartz or Rochelle salt); alternatively, electrostatic stress produces a change in the linea...
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appearance of positive electric charge on one side of certain nonconducting crystals and negative charge on the opposite side when the crystals are ... [9 related articles]
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piezoelectricity (pigh ee' zoh i lek TRIS i tee) 1. The ability of crystals to generate a voltage in response to applied mechanical stress. 2. The generation of electricity or of electric polarity in dielectric crystals subjected to mechanical stress, or the generation of stress in such crystals su...
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Piezoelectricity (i) is the charge that accumulates in certain solid materials (notably crystals, certain ceramics, and biological matter such as bone, DNA and various proteins) in response to applied mechanical stress. The word piezoelectricity means electricity resulting from pressure. It is deri...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: pī′ĕ-zō-ē′lek-tris′i-tē Definitions: 1. Electric currents generated by pressure on certain crystals, quartz, mica, calcite.
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1) Electricity 2) Piezo effect 3) Piezoelectric effect
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