electron tube

electron tube
noun Date: 1922 an electronic device in which conduction by electrons takes place through a vacuum or a gaseous medium within a sealed glass or metal container and which has various uses based on the controlled flow of electrons

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  • electron tube — noun electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope • Syn: ↑tube, ↑vacuum tube, ↑thermionic vacuum tube, ↑thermionic tube, ↑thermionic valve • Hypernyms: ↑electronic device …   Useful english dictionary

  • electron tube — noun Physics an evacuated or gas filled tube in which a current of electrons flows between electrodes …   English new terms dictionary

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