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photoelectric

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adjective pho·to·elec·tric \ˌfō-tō-i-ˈlek-trik\

Simple Definition of photoelectric

  • : involving, relating to, or using an electric current that is controlled by light

Full Definition of photoelectric

  1. :  involving, relating to, or utilizing any of various electrical effects due to the interaction of radiation (as light) with matter

pho·to·elec·tri·cal·ly play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of photoelectric

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1879


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photoelectric

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adjective pho·to·elec·tric \ˌfōt-ō-i-ˈlek-trik\

Medical Definition of photoelectric

  1. :  involving, relating to, or utilizing any of various electrical effects due to the interaction of radiation (as light) with matter

  2. pho·to·elec·tri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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