Meaning of “photocell” in the English Dictionary

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"photocell" in British English

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photocellnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfəʊ.təʊ.sel/ us /ˈfoʊ.t̬oʊ.sel/ also photoelectric cell

an electrical device that produces a current or a voltage when light shines on it:

Photocells are used in burglar alarms.

(Definition of “photocell” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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