traveling-wave tube

noun

Definition of traveling-wave tube

: an electron tube used for the generation of microwave frequency radiation or for amplification at ultrahigh frequencies whose operation depends on the interaction of a beam of electrons with an electromagnetic wave

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“Traveling-wave tube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/traveling-wave%20tube. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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