tri·bo·e·lec·tric·i·ty (trī′bō-ĭ-lĕk-trĭsĭ-tē, -ē′lĕk-, trĭb′ō-)
n. pl. tri·bo·e·lec·tric·i·ties
An electrical charge produced by friction between two objects that are nonconductive.
[Greek tribos, a rubbing, from trībein, to rub; see terə-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + ELECTRICITY.]
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