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photoemission

[foh-toh-i-mish-uh n] /ˌfoʊ toʊ ɪˈmɪʃ ən/
noun, Physics.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; photo- + emission
Related forms
photoemissive
[foh-toh-i-mis-iv] /ˌfoʊ toʊ ɪˈmɪs ɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for photo emissive

photoemission

/ˌfəʊtəʊɪˈmɪʃən/
noun
1.
the emission of electrons due to the impact of electromagnetic radiation, esp as a result of the photoelectric effect
Derived Forms
photoemissive, adjective
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photo emissive in Science
photoemission
  (fō'tō-ĭ-mĭsh'ən)   
See photoelectric effect.
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