Meaning of triboelectricity

tri•bo•e•lec•tric•i•ty

Pronunciation: (trī"bō-i-lek-tris'i-tē, -ē"lek-, trib"ō-), [key]
— n. Elect.
  1. electricity generated by friction.
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