image tube


: an electron tube in which incident electromagnetic radiation (such as light or infrared) produces a visible image on its fluorescent screen duplicating the original pattern of radiation

called also image converter

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of image tube was in 1936

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Cite this Entry

“Image tube.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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