or·​thi·​con ˈȯr-thi-ˌkän How to pronounce orthicon (audio)
: a camera tube similar to but more sensitive than an iconoscope in which the charges are scanned by a low-velocity beam

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary orth- + iconoscope

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of orthicon was in 1939

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“Orthicon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthicon. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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