[foh-toh-tahy-pog-ruh-fee] /ˌfoʊ toʊ taɪˈpɒg rə fi/
(formerly) the art or technique of making printing surfaces by light or photography, by any of a large number of processes.
any printing process involving the use of photography
[foh-toh-vol-tey-ik, -vohl-] /ˌfoʊ toʊ vɒlˈteɪ ɪk, -voʊl-/ adjective, Electricity. 1. of or relating to the . /ˌfəʊtəʊvɒlˈteɪɪk/ adjective 1. of, concerned with, or producing electric current or voltage caused by electromagnetic radiation, esp visible light from the sun adj. 1923, from photo- + voltaic. Related: Photovoltaics (see -ics). photovoltaic (fō’tō-vŏl-tā’ĭk, -vōl-) Capable of producing a […]
noun, Electricity. 1. a photocell in which an electromotive force is generated by a photovoltaic effect. photovoltaic cell See photoelectric cell.
noun, Physics. 1. the phenomenon in which the incidence of light or other electromagnetic radiation upon the junction of two dissimilar materials, as a metal and a semiconductor, induces the generation of an electromotive force. noun 1. the effect observed when electromagnetic radiation, esp visibile light from the sun, falls on a thin film of […]
[foh-toh-vohl-tey-iks] /ˌfoʊ toʊ voʊlˈteɪ ɪks/ noun 1. (used with a singular verb) a field of semiconductor technology involving the direct conversion of electromagnetic radiation as sunlight, into electricity. 2. (used with a plural verb) devices designed to perform such conversion.