secondary emission

noun

: the emission of electrons from a surface that is bombarded by particles (such as electrons or ions) from a primary source

Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of secondary emission was in 1918

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“Secondary emission.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/secondary%20emission. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

secondary emission

noun
: the emission of electrons from a surface that is bombarded by particles (as electrons or ions) from a primary source

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