discharge tube

noun

: 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of discharge tube was in 1880

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“Discharge tube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discharge%20tube. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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discharge tube

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