optoelectronic

optoelectronics

[op-toh-i-lek-tron-iks, -ee-lek-]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of electronics dealing with devices that generate, transform, transmit, or sense optical, infrared, or ultraviolet radiation, as cathode-ray tubes, electroluminescent and liquid crystal displays, lasers, and solar cells.

Origin:
1955–60; opto- + electronics

optoelectronic, adjective
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optoelectronics (ˌɒptəʊɪlɛkˈtrɒnɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) the study or use of devices in which an optical input produces an electrical output, or in which electrical stimulation produces visible or infrared output
 
optoelec'tronic
 
adj

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