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photoelectric

[ foh-toh-i-lek-trik ]
/ 藢fo蕣 to蕣 瑟藞l蓻k tr瑟k /
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adjective
pertaining to the electronic or other electric effects produced by light.
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Origin of photoelectric

First recorded in 1860鈥65; photo- + electric

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British Dictionary definitions for photoelectric

photoelectric

photoelectrical

/ (藢f蓹蕣t蓹蕣瑟藞l蓻ktr瑟k) /

adjective
of or concerned with electric or electronic effects caused by light or other electromagnetic radiation

Derived forms of photoelectric

photoelectrically, adverbphotoelectricity (藢f蓹蕣t蓹蕣瑟l蓻k藞tr瑟s瑟t瑟), noun
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Scientific definitions for photoelectric

photoelectric
[ f艒鈥瞭艒-沫-l臅ktr沫k ]

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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