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.
Charge Verb Synonyms: fill, imbue, load, instil, pervade, permeate, saturate, suffuse
Charge Noun Synonyms: load, burden, weight, onus, impediment, care, concern, obligation
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
Business / Finance / Noncash Charge: A cost, such as depreciation, depletion, and amortization, that does not involve any cash outflow. MORE
Technology / Television (TV) / Motion-Caption Device: A system by which the movement of three-dimensional objects or humans is traced by a computer. MORE