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photocell Line breaks: photo|cell
Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊtəʊsɛl/

Definition of photocell in English:


Short for photoelectric cell.
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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