[ foh-toh-dahy-ohd ]
/ ˈfoʊ toʊˌdaɪ oʊd /
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a photosensitive semiconductor diode.
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British Dictionary definitions for photodiode
/ (ˌfəʊtəʊˈdaɪəʊd) /
a semiconductor diode, the conductivity of which is controlled by incident illumination
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Scientific definitions for photodiode
[ fō′tō-dī′ōd′ ]
A diode that exhibits sensitivity to light, either by varying its electrical resistance like a photoresistor, or generating a electric potential in the manner of a photoelectric cell. See more at photoelectric.
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