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An electrode used in certain electron tubes to provide secondary emission.
[Greek dunamis, power; see dynamic + -ode.]
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(General Physics) an electrode onto which a beam of electrons can fall, causing the emission of a greater number of electrons by secondary emission. They are used in photomultipliers to amplify the signal
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