photoelectric [ foh-toh-i- lek-trik ] SHOW IPA / ˌfoʊ toʊ ɪˈlɛk trɪk / PHONETIC RESPELLING adjective pertaining to the electronic or other electric effects produced by light. QUIZZES QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!
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pho·to·e·lec·tri·cal . Origin of photoelectric
First recorded in 1860–65;
electric OTHER WORDS FROM photoelectric pho·to·e·lec·tri·cal·ly, adverb Words nearby photoelectric photodynamic
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Example sentences from the Web for photoelectric
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photoelectric light key for room 2305 F. That's on the two hundred thirtieth floor. adjective of or concerned with electric or electronic effects caused by light or other electromagnetic radiation Derived forms of photoelectric photoelectrically, adverb photoelectricity ( ˌfəʊtəʊɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ), noun
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adj. 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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