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photoelectric cell

Syllabification: pho·to·e·lec·tric cell

Definition of photoelectric cell in English:

noun

A device that generates an electric current or voltage dependent on the degree of illumination.
Example sentences
  • All alkali metals exhibit the photoelectric effect and are used in photoelectric cells.
  • The new solar battery has a thin layer of photoelectric cells which, upon exposure to light, will start charging the normal lithium battery to which it is attached.
  • It is basically an analog synthesizer of my own design which is activated via photoelectric cells, played similar to the way a DJ works a turntable.

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