discharge tube


Definition of discharge tube

: an electron tube which contains gas or vapor at low pressure and through which conduction takes place when a high voltage is applied

Examples of discharge tube in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then attach the discharge tube with the flange and bolts. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Installing a Garbage Disposal," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of discharge tube

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Discharge tube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discharge%20tube. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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