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 Inkjet printing doesn't require shadow masks and wastes fewer organic materials and stray particles that can cause defects. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 31 May 2023 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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Word History

First Known Use

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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