coherer


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coherer

(kəʊˈhɪərə)
n
(General Physics) physics an electrical component formerly used to detect radio waves, consisting of a tube containing loosely packed metal particles. The waves caused the particles to cohere, thereby changing the current through the circuit
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If an electric discharge was capable of operating a coherer across three thousand miles of ocean, then, certainly, the electric discharges from the wireless station four hundred feet away could produce coherer effects on the bad joints in the vat-wiring.
Petersburg, using Sir Oliver Lodge's coherer as a lightning detector.
British physicist, who perfected the 'coherer' - a radio wave detector for early radiotelegraph receivers.