small ceramic or metal pieces used inside a pie shell to keep it from shrinking or puffing while pre-baking; they are removed before final baking
1. a combining form meaning “pressure,” used in the formation of compound words: piezometer. /paɪˈiːzəʊ-; piːˈeɪzəʊ-; ˈpiːtsəʊ-/ combining form 1. pressure: piezometer word-forming element meaning “pressure,” from comb. form of Greek piezein “to press tight, squeeze,” from PIE *pi-sed-yo- “to sit upon” (cf. Sanskrit pidayati “presses, oppresses”), from *pi “on,” short for *epi (see epi-) […]
[pahy-ee-zoh-i-lek-tris-i-tee, -ee-lek-, pee-ey-zoh-] /paɪˌi zoʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɪs ɪ ti, -ˌi lɛk-, piˌeɪ zoʊ-/ noun 1. electricity, or electric polarity, produced by the . adj. 1883, from piezoelectricity, from German piezoelectricität (Wilhelm G. Hankel, 1881), from piezo- + electric. As a noun from 1913.
/paɪˌiːzəʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ/ noun 1. the study of chemical reactions at high pressures
noun 1. the property exhibited by some nonconducting crystals of becoming electrically polarized when mechanically strained and of becoming mechanically strained when an electric field is applied. /paɪˌiːzəʊɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ/ noun 1. (physics) piezoelectric effect (pī-ē’zō-ĭ-lěk’trĭk) The generation of an electric charge in certain nonconducting materials, such as quartz crystals and ceramics, when they are subjected to […]