crystal detector

noun

Definition of crystal detector

radio
: a detector that depends for its operation on the rectifying action of the surface of contact between certain crystals (as of galena) and a metallic electrode

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Crystal detector.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crystal%20detector. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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