photoelectric cell


Definition of photoelectric cell

: an electronic device whose electrical properties are modified by the action of light

Examples of photoelectric cell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2016, Gabor and his colleagues modeled the best conditions for a photoelectric cell that regulates energy flow. Quanta Magazine, 30 July 2020

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First Known Use of photoelectric cell

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Photoelectric cell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of photoelectric cell

: an electronic device that converts changes in light into changes in an electric current

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