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vacuum tube

noun

: a glass tube that was used in the past in computers, televisions, etc., to control the flow of electricity

Full Definition of VACUUM TUBE

:  an electron tube evacuated to a high degree of vacuum
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First Known Use of VACUUM TUBE

1859
Medical Dictionary

vacuum tube

noun

Medical Definition of VACUUM TUBE

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

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