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Definition of "photo-electric" [pho•to-e•lec•tric]

  • Acting by the operation of both light and electricity; -- said of apparatus for producing pictures by electric light. (adjective)
  • Pert. to, or capable of developing, photo-electricity. (adjective)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "photo-electric" in a sentence
  • "A reader sings the praises of photo-electric smoke detectors."
  • "Imagine an array of photo-electric converters above the Earth's atmosphere where they could tap into un-difused sunlight."
  • "Held over from an earlier show of Chinese artists, this is an installation of individually well-characterized, gaga old men, looking like a grotesque collection of senile world leaders, colliding at random in their wheelchairs, in a riotously funny display of photo-electric cell-activated dodgems."
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