piezoelectric effectpiezoelectric effect
(plural piezoelectric effects)
- The production of electrical potential in a substance as the pressure on it changes.
- Human bones display a piezoelectric effect.
piezoelectric effect - Computer Definition
From the Greek piezo-, meaning press, and the Greek elektor, meaning shining or thesun. In electronics, the phenomenon by which certain natural and synthetic crystals become mechanically deformed under the influence of an electric field or, conversely, generate a voltage when subjected to pressure. See also crystal oscillator, electric, and voltage.