charge-coupled device

noun
charge-cou·​pled device | \ˈchärj-ˌkə-pəld- \

Definition of charge-coupled device 

: a semiconductor device that is used especially as an optical sensor and that stores charge and transfers it sequentially to an amplifier and detector

called also CCD, charged coupled device

First Known Use of charge-coupled device

1970, in the meaning defined above

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