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photovoltaic

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adjective pho·to·vol·ta·ic \-väl-ˈtā-ik, -vōl-\

Definition of photovoltaic

  1. :  of, relating to, or utilizing the generation of a voltage when radiant energy falls on the boundary between dissimilar substances (as two different semiconductors)

photovoltaic noun


Origin of photovoltaic

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1889


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