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photodetector

[ foh-toh-di-tek-ter ]
/ ˈfoʊ toʊ dɪˌtɛk tər /
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noun
Electronics. any device, as a photodiode, phototube, or photovoltaic cell, that uses the photoelectric effect to convert radiant energy into an electrical signal.
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Origin of photodetector

First recorded in 1945–50; photo- + detector
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