charge-coupled device

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charge-coupled device

Abbreviation: CCD
A device used in video and digital imaging (such as in CT scanning) that creates electronic images from light.
See also: device
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Japan's Sanyo Electric Co Ltd and Philips Semiconductors, a division of Philips Electronics NV, of the Netherlands, have agreed to develop, manufacture and market charge coupled devices (CCDs).
Smith, "Experimental Verification of the Charge Coupled Device Concept" The Bell System Technical Journal, Vol.