Meaning of charge-coupled device

charge'-cou•pled device'

Pronunciation: (chärj'kup"uld), [key]
— Electronics. Electronics.
  1. a semiconductor chip with a grid of light-sensitive elements, used for converting light images, as in a television camera, into electrical signals. Abbr.: CCD
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