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1. An electron emitted from the cathode of an electrical discharge tube, such as a cathode-ray tube.
2. A narrow beam of such electrons.
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a flow of electrons emanating from a cathode in a vacuum tube and focused into a narrow beam.
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A beam of electrons streaming from the cathode (positively charged end) of a vacuum tube. When cathode rays strike the anode (negatively charged end) of the vacuum tube with sufficiently high energy, they produce x-rays.
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|Noun||1.||cathode ray - a beam of electrons emitted by the cathode of an electrical discharge tube|
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