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.
the effect observed when electromagnetic radiation, esp visibile light from the sun, falls on a thin film of one solid deposited on the surface of a dissimilar solid producing a difference in potential between the two materials
[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.
[foh-toh-zing-kog-ruh-fee] /ˌfoʊ toʊ zɪŋˈkɒg rə fi/ noun, Obsolete. 1. a type of photoengraving using a sensitized zinc plate. /ˌfəʊtəʊzɪŋˈkɒɡrəfɪ/ noun 1. a photoengraving process using a printing plate made of zinc
photuria pho·tu·ri·a (fō-tur’ē-ə, -tyur’-) n. The passage of phosphorescent urine.
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