charge-coupled device

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charge-coup·led device

n. Abbr. CCD
A photosensitive semiconductor device that transports electric charge from one capacitor to another, allowing serial output of parallel data, typically used for digital image capture.

charge-coupled device

(Computer Science) computing an electronic device, used in imaging and signal processing, in which information is represented as packets of electric charge that are stored in an array of tiny closely spaced capacitors and can be moved from one capacitor to another in a controlled way. Abbreviation: CCD
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Caption: A charge-coupled device (CCD) is a device for the movement of electrical charge.
To solve these problems, the researchers joined a charge-coupled device to an optical microscope, then devised computer algorithms to correct the blurriness caused by the microscope optics at high magnification.

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