pho·​to·​cell | \ ˈfō-tə-ˌsel How to pronounce photocell (audio) \

Definition of photocell

Examples of photocell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then a buddy at work, a master electrician, devised a photocell to power the lights and reduce battery hassle. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "The Glenn Highway Christmas tree is back ... and it’s brighter than ever," 28 Nov. 2019 The new light fixtures have a dusk-to-dawn photocell and 100-watt LED light bulbs. Benny L. Kass,, "Town home association forces residents to leave on porch lights. Is that legal?," 14 Feb. 2018 To reverse engineer the wave, Adafruit measured the brightness of a Mac LED using an oscilloscope, a photocell, some extra circuitry and — of course — duct tape. Charlie Sorrel, WIRED, "ICufflinks Pulsate and Glow Like a Sleeping Mac," 16 June 2011

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First Known Use of photocell

1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Photocell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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