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photovoltaic

[foh-toh-vol-tey-ik, -vohl-] /ˌfoʊ toʊ vɒlˈteɪ ɪk, -voʊl-/
adjective, Electricity
1.
of or relating to the photovoltaic effect.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; photo- + voltaic
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photovoltaic

/ˌfəʊtəʊvɒlˈteɪɪk/
adjective
1.
of, concerned with, or producing electric current or voltage caused by electromagnetic radiation, esp visible light from the sun
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Word Origin and History for photo voltaic

photovoltaic

adj.

1923, from photo- + voltaic. Related: Photovoltaics (see -ics).

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photo voltaic in Science
photovoltaic
  (fō'tō-vŏl-tā'ĭk, -vōl-)   
Capable of producing a voltage, usually through photoemission, when exposed to radiant energy, especially light. See more at photoelectric, solar cell.

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