photovoltaic cell

noun Electricity.

a photocell in which an electromotive force is generated by a photovoltaic effect.

Nearby words

  1. phototype,
  2. phototypeset,
  3. phototypesetting,
  4. phototypography,
  5. photovoltaic,
  6. photovoltaic effect,
  7. photovoltaics,
  8. photozincography,
  9. photuria,
  10. php

Origin of photovoltaic cell

First recorded in 1920–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for photovoltaic cell

photovoltaic cell

See photoelectric cell.
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