[ foh-toh-vol-tey-ik, -vohl- ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊ vɒlˈteɪ ɪk, -voʊl- /
of or relating to the photovoltaic effect.
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Words nearby photovoltaic
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British Dictionary definitions for photovoltaic
/ (ˌfəʊtəʊvɒlˈteɪɪk) /
of, concerned with, or producing electric current or voltage caused by electromagnetic radiation, esp visible light from the sun
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Scientific definitions for photovoltaic
[ fō′tō-vŏl-tā′ĭk, -vōl- ]
Capable of producing a voltage, usually through photoemission, when exposed to radiant energy, especially light. See more at photoelectric solar cell.
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