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photoconductive cell

Definition:

a transducer used to detect and measure light, and other radiations

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

photoconductive cells

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Photoresistor | light dependent resistor | LDR

a resistor whose resistance decreases with increasing incident light intensity; in other words, it exhibits photoconductivity. photoelectric or light sensing device are used in almost any branch of industry for control,safety,amusement and sound ... (33 of 516 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Photoresistor

Random House Dictionary:

photoconductive cell [electronics]

a photocell whose resistance varies according to the intensity of light falling on it. (14 of 16 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/photoconductive-cell

Britannica Encyclopedia:

photoelectric cell [electronics] | Electric Eye, Photocell, or Phototube [synonym]

an electron tube with a photosensitive cathode that emits electrons when illuminated and an anode for collecting the emitted electrons. Various ... (21 of 131 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/457824​/photoelectric-cell

Columbia Encyclopedia:

photoelectric cell | photocell | electric eye | photoelectric cells

device whose electrical characteristics (e.g., current, voltage, or resistance) vary when light is incident upon it. The most common type consists of ... (22 of 372 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0838866​.html

Collins Dictionary:

photocell | photoelectric cell [synonym] | electric eye [synonym]

a device in which the photoelectric or photovoltaic effect or photoconductivity is used to produce a current or voltage when exposed to light or other ... (25 of 232 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/photocell

Macmillan British Dictionary:

photoelectric cell [countable] | photoelectric cells [plural]

a piece of equipment that reacts to light and is used in machines such as ... | [physics] a piece of equipment that changes light from the sun into ... (28 of 75 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/photoelectric-cell

Merriam-Webster:

photoelectric cell | electric eye [photoelectric cell] | photocell [photoelectric cell]

an electronic device whose electrical properties are modified by the action of light (13 of 40 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/photoelectric cell

New World Dictionary:

photoelectric cell [United States] | electric eye [United States] | photocell [United States]

a photodetector that regulates or produces a current or voltage in response to certain types of radiation, especially visible light: typically ... (21 of 40 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/photoelectric-cell

Cambridge Dictionary:

photocell | photoelectric cell

an electrical device which produces a current or a voltage when light shines on it (15 of 29 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/photocell

Oxford Dictionary:

photoelectric cell | photocell [abbreviation]

a device using a photoelectric effect to generate current (9 of 29 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/photoelectric-cell

American Heritage Dictionary:

photoelectric cell | electric eye [synonym] | photocell

An electronic device having an electrical output that varies in response to incident radiation, especially to visible light. (18 of 23 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/photoelectric-cell

Wiktionary:

photoelectric cell | photoelectric cells [plural] | photocell [synonym] | photocells [plural]

A transducer that generates an electric current proportional to the light intensity (12 of 13 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/photoelectric cell

Encarta Dictionary:

photoelectric cell | photoelectric cells [plural] | photocell [physics] | photocells [physics, plural]

a solid-state device sensitive to varying levels of light that is used to generate or control an electric current, e.g. in burglar alarms, smoke ... (24 of 42 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861725756​/definition​.html  [offline]

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