photoconductivity

noun
pho·​to·​con·​duc·​tiv·​i·​ty | \ ˌfō-tō-ˌkän-ˌdək-ˈti-və-tē How to pronounce photoconductivity (audio) , -kən- \

Definition of photoconductivity

: electrical conductivity that is affected by exposure to electromagnetic radiation (such as light)

First Known Use of photoconductivity

1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Photoconductivity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photoconductivity. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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photoconductivity

noun
pho·​to·​con·​duc·​tiv·​i·​ty | \ -ˌkän-ˌdək-ˈtiv-ət-ē, -kən- How to pronounce photoconductivity (audio) \
plural photoconductivities

Medical Definition of photoconductivity

: electrical conductivity that is affected by exposure to electromagnetic radiation (as light)

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