vid·​icon ˈvi-di-ˌkän How to pronounce vidicon (audio)
often capitalized
: a camera tube using the principle of photoconductivity

Examples of vidicon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To the end, these missions had an all camera payload: six television vidicon cameras, 2 full-scan cameras, and 4 partial scan cameras. Amy Shira Teitel, Discover Magazine, 4 May 2018 But the most exciting payload was the vidicon television camera that could send back one complete frame every ten seconds. Amy Shira Teitel, Discover Magazine, 4 May 2018 Both spacecraft were designed to be stable platforms for their vidicon cameras, which used red, green and blue filters to produce full-color images. Tim Folger, Scientific American, 18 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vidicon was in 1950

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Cite this Entry

“Vidicon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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