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Noun: piezoelectricity  pee,ey-zow-i,lek'tri-si-tee or pI,ee-zow-i,lek'tri-si-tee
  1. Electricity produced by mechanical pressure on certain crystals (notably quartz or Rochelle salt); alternatively, electrostatic stress produces a change in the linear dimensions of the crystal
    - piezoelectric effect, piezo effect

Derived forms: piezoelectricities

Type of: electricity

Encyclopedia: Piezoelectricity