charge-coupled image sensor
charge-coupled image sensor[′chärj ¦kəp·əld ′im·ij ‚sen·sər]
A device in which charges are introduced when light from a scene is focused on the surface of the device; image points are accessed sequentially to produce a television-type output signal. Also known as solid-state image sensor.
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