photo-electric love


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Acting by the operation of both light and electricity; -- said of apparatus for producing pictures by electric light.
  • adj. Pert. to, or capable of developing, photo-electricity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Acting by the combined operation of light and electricity; producing light by means of electricity; also noting apparatus for taking photographs by electric light, or by a lamp whose illuminating power is derived from electricity.

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  • adj. of or pertaining to photoelectricity


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