coherer

noun
co·​her·​er | \ kō-ˈhir-ər How to pronounce coherer (audio) \

Definition of coherer

: 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

First Known Use of coherer

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coherer

cohere + -er entry 2

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“Coherer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coherer. Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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