Charge Coupled Device (CCD)

Technology / Digital Cameras / Charge Coupled Device (CCD): One of the two main types of image sensors used in digital cameras. When a picture is taken, the CCD is struck by light coming through the camera's lens. Each of the thousands or millions of tiny pixels that make up the CCD convert this light into electrons. The number of electrons, usually described as the pixel's accumulated charge, is measured and then converted to a digital value. This last step occurs outside the CCD, in a camera component called an analog-to-digital converter.

Other Words for Charge

Charge Noun Synonyms: load, burden, weight, onus, impediment, care, concern, obligation
Charge Verb Synonyms: fill, imbue, load, instil, pervade, permeate, saturate, suffuse
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Other Words for Device

Device Noun Synonyms: stratagem, scheme, trick, artifice, ruse, plot, ploy, gambit, strategy, maneuver, machination, machinery, apparatus, mechanism, contrivance, gimmick, tool, weapon
Device Verb Synonyms: contrivance, mechanism, machine, machinery, implement, utensil, apparatus, instrument, appliance, tool, gadget, gimmick, contraption, widget, thingumajig or thingamajig, gubbins
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Noncash Charge

Business / Finance / Noncash Charge: A cost, such as depreciation, depletion, and amortization, that does not involve any cash outflow. MORE

Motion-Caption Device

Technology / Television (TV) / Motion-Caption Device: A system by which the movement of three-dimensional objects or humans is traced by a computer. MORE

Minimum Finance Charge

Business / Taxes / Minimum Finance Charge: A minimum finance charge is a fee collected by a credit card issuer each billing period. It applies when the actual finance charge you owe isn’t equal to or larger than this minimum. For example, if MORE

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