transitron

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

Definition of transitron

: 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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History and Etymology for transitron

perhaps from transition + -tron

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“Transitron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transitron. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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