Thermoelectricity Ther`mo*e`lec*tric"i*ty, n. [Thermo- + electricity: cf. F. thermo['e]lectricit['e].] (Physics) Electricity developed in the action of heat. See the Note under {Electricity}. [1913 Webster]

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