coherer

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noun co·her·er \kō-ˈhir-ər\

Definition of coherer

  1. :  a radio detector in which an imperfectly conducting contact between pieces of conductive material loosely resting against each other is materially improved in conductance by the passage of high-frequency current

Origin and Etymology of coherer

cohere + 2-er


First Known Use: 1894


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