[pel-tyey] /ˈpɛl tyeɪ/
the change in temperature of either junction of a thermocouple when a current is maintained in the thermocouple and after allowance is made for a temperature change due to resistance.
(physics) the production of heat at one junction and the absorption of heat at the other junction of a thermocouple when a current is passed around the thermocouple circuit. The heat produced is additional to the heat arising from the resistance of the wires Compare Seebeck effect
- Peltier element
noun 1. an electronic device consisting of metal strips between which alternate strips of n-type and p-type semiconductors are connected. Passage of a current causes heat to be absorbed from one set of metallic strips and emitted from the other by the Peltier effect
noun, Physics. 1. the heat gained or lost at a junction of a thermocouple due to the .
[pel-ting] /ˈpɛl tɪŋ/ adjective, Archaic. 1. paltry; petty; mean. [pelt] /pɛlt/ verb (used with object) 1. to attack or assail with repeated blows or with missiles. 2. to throw (missiles). 3. to drive by blows or missiles: The child pelted the cows home from the fields. 4. to assail vigorously with words, questions, etc. 5. […]
[pel-tn] /ˈpɛl tn/ noun 1. a high-pressure impulse water turbine in which one or more free jets of water are directed against the buckets of the rotor. /ˈpɛltən/ noun 1. a type of impulse turbine in which specially shaped buckets mounted on the perimeter of a wheel are struck by a fast-flowing water jet