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[foh-toh-di-tek-ter] /ˈfoʊ toʊ dɪˌtɛk tər/

Electronics. any device, as a photodiode, phototube, or photovoltaic cell, that uses the photoelectric effect to convert radiant energy into an electrical signal.


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