thermionics


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therm·i·on·ics

 (thûr′mī-ŏn′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
The physics of thermionic phenomena.

thermionics

(ˌθɜːmɪˈɒnɪks)
n
(Electronics) (functioning as singular) the branch of electronics concerned with the emission of electrons by hot bodies and with devices based on this effect, esp the study and design of thermionic valves

therm•i•on•ics

(ˌθɜrm aɪˈɒn ɪks, ˌθɜr mi-)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the branch of physics dealing with thermionic phenomena.
[1925–30]

thermionics

the science or study of the emission of electrons from substances at high temperatures. — thermionic, adj.
See also: Physics
the science or study of the emission of electrons from substances at high temperatures. — thermionic, adj.
See also: Heat
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Noun1.thermionics - the branch of electronics dealing with thermionic phenomena (especially thermionic vacuum tubes)
electronics - the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
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