transitron

noun tran·si·tron \ˈtran(t)sə‧ˌträn, -nzə-\

Definition of transitron

plural

-s

  1. :  a pentode operating under conditions where the transconductance of the tube is negative and permits the tube to be used in oscillator, trigger, or similar circuits

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Origin and Etymology of transitron

perhaps from transition + -tron


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