pentode

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pentode

(ˈpɛntəʊd)
n
1. (Electronics) an electronic valve having five electrodes: a cathode, anode, and three grids
2. (Electronics) (modifier) (of a transistor) having three terminals at the base or gate
[C20: from penta- + Greek hodos way]
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Noun1.pentode - a thermionic tube having five electrodes
electron tube, thermionic tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic valve, vacuum tube, tube - electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
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Chapter 5, which, regrettably, does not include any longer analyses, has short segments on, among other works, the Triple Duo (1982); esprit rude/esprit doux for flute and clarinet (1984); Penthode (1985); the Fourth and Fifth String Quartets (1985, 1995); the Three Occasions for orchestra (1986-89); the oboe, violin, anti clarinet concertos (1987, 1990, 1996); the Quintet for piano and winds (1991); the Symphonia: Sum fluxae pretium spei (1993-97); and the Quintet for piano and string quartet (1997).