- pertaining to the electronic or other electric effects produced by light.
Origin of photoelectric
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He has photoelectric vision, and a picture of what that aisle is supposed to look like.The Cosmic Computer
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Two photoelectric robot machine guns followed each movement of the duelists.Thy Rocks and Rills
Robert Ernest Gilbert
He passed his hand rapidly over the photoelectric eye of the commo box.Null-ABC
Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
- of or concerned with electric or electronic effects caused by light or other electromagnetic radiation
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- Of or relating to the electric effects, especially increased conductivity, caused by light.
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- Relating to or exhibiting to electrical effects upon exposure to light. For example, some photoelectric materials emit electrons called photoelectrons upon exposure to certain frequencies of light; others, such as photoresistors and phototransistors, change their electrical properties. See also photoelectric effect.
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