photo electric

photoelectric

[foh-toh-i-lek-trik]
adjective
pertaining to the electronic or other electric effects produced by light.
Also, photoelectrical.


Origin:
1860–65; photo- + electric

photoelectrically, adverb
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photoelectric or photoelectrical (ˌfəʊtəʊɪˈlɛktrɪk)
 
adj
of or concerned with electric or electronic effects caused by light or other electromagnetic radiation
 
photoelectrical or photoelectrical
 
adj
 
photoe'lectrically or photoelectrical
 
adv
 
photoelectricity or photoelectrical
 
n

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photoelectric pho·to·e·lec·tric (fō'tō-ĭ-lěk'trĭk) or pho·to·e·lec·tri·cal (-trĭ-kəl)
adj.
Of or relating to the electric effects, especially increased conductivity, caused by light.

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photoelectric   (fō'tō-ĭ-lěk'trĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to or exhibiting to electrical effects upon exposure to light. For example, some photoelectric materials emit electrons called photoelectrons upon exposure to certain frequencies of light; others, such as photoresistors and phototransistors, change their electrical properties. See also photoelectric effect.
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