noun Date: 1945 a gas discharge tube that produces very brief intense flashes of light and is used especially in photography

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  • flashtube — /flash toohb , tyoohb /, n. Photog. See electronic flash. Also, flash tube. Also called flash. [1940 45; FLASH + TUBE] * * *       electric discharge lamp giving a very bright, very brief burst of light, useful in photography and engineering. See …   Universalium

  • flashtube — n. glass tube which produces bright flashes of light (part of a camera) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flashtube — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : an electric flash lamp in which light can be obtained repeatedly by passing pulses of electric current through a gas : strobe * * * /flash toohb , tyoohb /, n. Photog. See electronic flash. Also, flash tube. Also called flash.… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • strobe — noun Etymology: by shortening & alteration Date: 1942 1. stroboscope 2. a device that utilizes a flashtube for high speed illumination (as in photography) 3. flashtube …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flash lamp — Photog. a lamp for providing momentary illumination of the subject of a photograph. Also, flashlamp. Also called flash. [1885 90] * * * ▪ lighting       any of several devices that produce brief, intense emissions of light useful in photography… …   Universalium

  • stroboscope — noun Etymology: Greek strobos whirling + International Scientific Vocabulary scope Date: 1896 an instrument for determining the speed of cyclic motion (as rotation or vibration) that causes the motion to appear slowed or stopped: as a. a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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