Definition of photocell in English:


Line breaks: photo|cell
Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊtəʊsɛl


  • short for photoelectric cell.
    More example sentences
    • The receiver uses a photocell or photodiode to detect the light.
    • The light passing through each filter is detected by the photocell, where it is converted to an electrical pulse.
    • In the presence of a magnetic field, the amount of laser light that is absorbed by the atoms changes and this is detected by a photocell.

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