Edison effect

noun

Definition of Edison effect

: the thermionic current observed when an additional electrode is introduced into an incandescent-lamp bulb and connected externally with the positive terminal through a galvanometer

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History and Etymology for Edison effect

after Thomas A. Edison †1931 American inventor

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“Edison effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Edison%20effect. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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