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

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Science definitions for photovoltaic cell

photovoltaic cell

See photoelectric cell.
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