photocurrent

noun

pho·​to·​cur·​rent ˈfō-tō-ˌkər-ənt How to pronounce photocurrent (audio)
-ˌkə-rənt
: a stream of electrons produced by photoelectric or photovoltaic effects

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of photocurrent was in 1913

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Cite this Entry

“Photocurrent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photocurrent. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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