glow discharge


: a luminous electrical discharge without sparks through a gas

Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of glow discharge was in 1844

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“Glow discharge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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