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photoconductive cell


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


artifact noun (man-made objects)


photoconductive cells

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)


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)


Random House Dictionary:

photoconductive cell [electronics]

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


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)


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)


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)


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)



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)

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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)


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)


Oxford Dictionary:

photoelectric cell | photocell [abbreviation]

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


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)



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)

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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)

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