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photocurrent

[foh-toh-kur-uh nt, -kuhr-]
noun Physics.
  1. an electric current produced by a photoelectric effect.
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Origin of photocurrent

First recorded in 1910–15; photo- + current
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British Dictionary definitions for photocurrent

photocurrent

noun
  1. an electric current produced by electromagnetic radiation in the photoelectric effect, photovoltaic effect, or photoconductivity
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