iconoscope

noun

icon·​o·​scope ī-ˈkä-nə-ˌskōp How to pronounce iconoscope (audio)
: a camera tube containing an electron gun and a photoemissive mosaic screen of which each cell produces a charge proportional to the varying light intensity of the image focused on the screen

Word History

Etymology

from Iconoscope, a trademark

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of iconoscope was in 1932

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“Iconoscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iconoscope. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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