Definition of Electric eye

1. Noun. A transducer used to detect and measure light and other radiations.

Exact synonyms: Magic Eye, Photocell, Photoconductive Cell, Photoelectric Cell
Generic synonyms: Detector, Sensing Element, Sensor, Transducer
Terms within: Photocathode
Specialized synonyms: Selenium Cell

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Electric Eye

electric company
electric conductivity
electric cord
electric countershock
electric current
electric currents
electric dermatome
electric dipole
electric dipole moment
electric discharge
electric doublet
electric drill
electric eel
electric eels
electric energy
electric eye (current term)
electric fan
electric field
electric fields
electric fire
electric fish
electric frying pan
electric furnace
electric glow
electric guitar
electric guitarist
electric guitars
electric gun
electric guns
electric hammer

Literary usage of Electric eye

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1. Machinery (1900)
"If at any point within the range of the radiation an electric eye, ... 2. and the important part of it, that is. the electric eye, R -hown on an enlarged ..."

2. Canadian Transportation and Distribution Management (1869)
"If, after five seconds, the photo-electric cell in the electric eye has not seen a flame and taken over control to keep the fuel oil solenoid valve open, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"The animal eye is tuned to one series of waves ; the ' electric eye,' as Lord Kelvin called Hertz's resonator, to another. ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1892)
"He has devised what he calls a " graduated electric eye," or " harp," consisting of strips of tinfoil of different lengths, which is sensitive to a wide ..."

5. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1902)
"... should the electric waves of the ether affect a suitable electric " eye," or receiver, when they fall upon it. The manner in which Prof. ..."

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