noun. 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.
- piezo effect
- direct current
- electricity (English)
- piezo- (English)
Example sentences of the word piezoelectricity
1. Noun, singular or mass
Pretty much any lighter with a push button is powered by piezoelectricity.