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photoelectron

[ foh-toh-i-lek-tron ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊ ɪˈlɛk trɒn /
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noun Physics.
an electron emitted from a system by the photoelectric effect.
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Origin of photoelectron

First recorded in 1910–15; photo- + electron
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British Dictionary definitions for photoelectron

photoelectron
/ (ˌfəʊtəʊɪˈlɛktrɒn) /

noun
an electron ejected from an atom, molecule, or solid by an incident photon
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Scientific definitions for photoelectron

photoelectron
[ fō′tō-ĭ-lĕktrŏn′ ]

An electron released or ejected from a photoelectric substance, having absorbed energy from incoming light.
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