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Definition of "ferroelectric" [ferroelectric]

  • Of or relating to a crystalline dielectric that can be given a permanent electric polarization by application of an electric field. (adjective)
  • A ferroelectric substance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ferroelectric" in a sentence
  • "Ramtron pioneered the integration of ferroelectric materials into semiconductor products that enabled a new class of nonvolatile memory, called ferroelectric random access memory, or F-RAM."
  • "Less commonly, an electric order can exist at the macroscopic scale; such is the case with what are known as ferroelectric compounds."
  • "A saffron-coloured crystal could provide a step towards greener electronics. computer memory store information using metals that are ferroelectric, meaning they form positive and negative poles when placed in an electric field."