Meaning of Peltier effect

Pel'tier effect"

Pronunciation: (pel'tyā), [key]
— Physics. Physics.
  1. 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.
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