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Definition of "photocell" [photocell]

  • A photoelectric cell. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "photocell" in a sentence
  • "There is a built-in photocell on the walnut such as we now have on at least one camera, which automatically adjusts exposure for a wide range of illumination."
  • "5By 1933, the shift from the microscope to the photocell was an attempt to save the scintillation counter by excluding the observer."
  • "As it moves, its potential is varied in accordance with a varying current received over wires from a distant station, where these variations are produced by a photocell which is similarly scanning a picture."