dy·​na·​tron ˈdī-nə-ˌträn How to pronounce dynatron (audio)
: a vacuum tube in which the secondary emission of electrons from the plate results in a decrease in the plate current as the plate voltage increases

Word History


dyna- (in dynamo, dynamic entry 1) + -tron

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dynatron was in 1918

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“Dynatron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dynatron. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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