photocurrent

[ foh-toh-kur-uhnt, -kuhr- ]
/ ˈfoʊ toʊˌkɜr ənt, -ˌkʌr- /

noun Physics.

an electric current produced by a photoelectric effect.

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Also called photoelectric current.

Origin of photocurrent

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

photocurrent
/ (ˈfəʊtəʊˌkʌrənt) /

noun

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