shadow mask

noun

Definition of shadow mask

: a metal plate in a color cathode-ray tube that contains minute apertures permitting passage of electron beams to specific phosphors on the screen during a scan

Examples of shadow mask in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Arcade filter leaves off the scanlines and instead adds a shadow mask effect, simulating the RGB phosphors of an arcade monitor. Aurich Lawson, Ars Technica, 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of shadow mask

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shadow mask was in 1951

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“Shadow mask.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shadow%20mask. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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