photovoltaics


photovoltaics
/foh'toh vohl tay"iks/, n.
1. (used with a sing. v.) a field of semiconductor technology involving the direct conversion of electromagnetic radiation as sunlight, into electricity.
2. (used with a pl. v.) devices designed to perform such conversion.
[1975-80; see PHOTOVOLTAIC, -ICS]

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