shadow mask


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, "Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of shadow mask

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Shadow mask.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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