cloud chamber

noun

Definition of cloud chamber

: a vessel containing air saturated with water vapor whose sudden expansion reveals the passage of an ionizing particle by a trail of visible droplets

Examples of cloud chamber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As for the Partch, it was played by Partch, guitarist John Schneider’s ensemble dedicated to re-creating the art-object Partch instruments — the cloud chamber bowls, the exotic massive marimbas and the like. Mark Swed, latimes.com, "A festival's final concert brings the microtonal outsiders in," 17 June 2018

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First Known Use of cloud chamber

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Cloud chamber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cloud%20chamber. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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