arc lamp

arc lamp
noun Date: 1879 an electric lamp that produces light by an arc made when a current passes between two incandescent electrodes surrounded by gas — called also arc light

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Arc lamp — Lamp Lamp (l[a^]mp), n. [F. lampe, L. lampas, adis, fr. Gr. ?, ?, torch, fr. ? to give light, to shine. Cf. {Lampad}, {Lantern}.] 1. A light producing vessel, device, instrument or apparatus; formerly referring especially to a vessel with a wick… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arc lamp — n. a lamp in which brilliant light is produced by maintaining an arc between two electrodes, used as a spotlight, searchlight, etc.: also called arc light * * *  device for producing light by maintaining an electric arc across a gap between two… …   Universalium

  • arc-lamp — arcˈ lamp or arcˈ light noun A lamp whose source of light is an electric arc between carbon electrodes • • • Main Entry: ↑arc …   Useful english dictionary

  • arc lamp — n. a lamp in which brilliant light is produced by maintaining an arc between two electrodes, used as a spotlight, searchlight, etc.: also called arc light …   English World dictionary

  • arc lamp — (also arc light) ► NOUN ▪ a light source using an electric arc …   English terms dictionary

  • Arc lamp — The electric arc in an arc lamp consists of gas which is initially ionized by a voltage and is therefore electrically conductive. To start an arc lamp, usually a very high voltage is needed to ignite or strike the arc. This requires an electrical …   Wikipedia

  • arc lamp — noun a lamp that produces light when electric current flows across the gap between two electrodes • Syn: ↑arc light • Hypernyms: ↑electric lamp • Hyponyms: ↑carbon arc lamp, ↑carbon arc * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • arc lamp — lankinė lempa statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. arc lamp vok. Bogenlampe, f rus. дуговая лампа, f pranc. lampe à arc, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • arc lamp — noun An electric arc arranged so as to produce useful light. Syn: arc light …   Wiktionary

  • arc lamp — (also arc light) noun a light source using an electric arc …   English new terms dictionary

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