adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1879 involving, relating to, or utilizing any of various electrical effects due to the interaction of radiation (as light) with matter • photoelectrically adverb

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  • photoelectric — [fōt΄ō ē lek′trik] adj. [ PHOTO + ELECTRIC] of or having to do with the electric effects produced by light or other radiation, esp. as in the emission of electrons by certain substances when subjected to light or radiation of suitable wavelength …   English World dictionary

  • photoelectric — adj. marked by or using emissions of electrons from substances exposed to light. Phrases and idioms: photoelectric cell a device using this effect to generate current. Derivatives: photoelectricity n …   Useful english dictionary

  • photoelectric — photoelectrically, adv. /foh toh i lek trik/, adj. pertaining to the electronic or other electric effects produced by light. Also, photoelectrical. [1860 65; PHOTO + ELECTRIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • photoelectric — adjective Of or relating to the electric effects of electromagnetic radiation, especially the ejection of an electron from a surface by a photon. See Also: photoelectricity …   Wiktionary

  • photoelectric — Denoting electronic or electric effects produced by the action of light. See p. effect, p. absorption. * * * pho·to·elec·tric .fōt ō i lek trik adj involving, relating to, or utilizing any of various electrical effects due to the interaction of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Photoelectric — Фотоэлектрический …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • photoelectric — Synonyms and related words: battery powered, cathodic, dynamoelectric, electric, electric powered, electrified, electrifying, electrochemical, electrodynamic, electrokinetic, electromechanical, electrometric, electromotive, electronic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • photoelectric — pho|to|e|lec|tric [ˌfəutəu ıˈlektrık US ˌfoutou ] adj using an electrical current that is controlled by light …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • photoelectric — pho·to·e lec·tric·· || ‚fəʊtəʊɪ lektrɪk adj. pertaining to the electrical effects caused by electromagnetic radiation (esp. visible light) …   English contemporary dictionary

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