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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An electronic device having an electrical output that varies in response to incident radiation, especially to visible light. Also called electric eye.

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  • n. A transducer that generates an electric current proportional to the light intensity

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a transducer used to detect and measure light and other radiations


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