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photovoltaic cell

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noun Electricity.
a photocell in which an electromotive force is generated by a photovoltaic effect.
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Origin of photovoltaic cell

First recorded in 1920–25
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How to use photovoltaic cell in a sentence

  • Those panels are covered with photovoltaic cells that convert light energy into electricity by harvesting photons.

  • The other end terminated with a PDA with a small rubberized photovoltaic cell on the front.

    Makers|Cory Doctorow

Scientific definitions for photovoltaic cell

photovoltaic cell

See photoelectric cell.
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