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[pel-tyey] /ˈpɛl tyeɪ/

noun, Physics.
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


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