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photovoltaic cell

noun [C] uk   /ˌfəʊ.təʊ.vɒl.teɪ.ɪkˈsel/ us    /ˌfoʊ.t̬oʊ.vɑːl-/ specialized
a type of photocell that changes light from the sun into electricity, used in solar panels, pocket calculators, etc.Electricity and electronicsElectrical components and circuitry
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