Meaning of PHOTOCELL in English


/foh"toh sel'/ , n. Electronics.

a solid-state device that converts light into electrical energy by producing a voltage, as in a photovoltaic cell, or uses light to regulate the flow of current, as in a photoconductive cell: used in automatic control systems for doors, lighting, etc. Also called electric eye, photoelectric cell .

[ 1890-95; PHOTO- + CELL 1 ]

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