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photoelectric

[foh-toh-i-lek-trik] /ˌfoʊ toʊ ɪˈlɛk trɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to the electronic or other electric effects produced by light.
Also, photoelectrical.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; photo- + electric
Related forms
photoelectrically, adverb
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Examples from the web for photoelectric
  • He gasped at a display in which a flashlight illuminated a photoelectric cell, creating a crackling sound.
  • Same for the reflectors on concentrating collectors as for the photoelectric cells.
  • The photoelectric controls shall also be equipped with a built-in expulsion-type surge and lighting protection arrester.
  • All newly installed smoke alarms, including replacement smoke alarms, are now required to be photoelectric.
  • Connect the photoelectric control to the lighting system.
  • There are two types of smoke alarms in general use for residential smoke alarms: photoelectric and ionization.
  • photoelectric sensor technology relies on an electric current that produces a beam of light.
  • In the photoelectric effect, electrons in the metal absorb light quanta.
  • These include ionization detectors and photoelectric detectors.
  • The crook shall be aluminum with cast aluminum ornamentation and include a photoelectric control receptacle.
British Dictionary definitions for photoelectric

photoelectric

/ˌfəʊtəʊɪˈlɛktrɪk/
adjective
1.
of or concerned with electric or electronic effects caused by light or other electromagnetic radiation
Derived Forms
photoelectrically, adverb
photoelectricity (ˌfəʊtəʊɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ) noun
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photoelectric in Medicine

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 in Science
photoelectric
  (fō'tō-ĭ-lěk'trĭk)   
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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