gas-discharge tube


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gas-discharge tube

n
(Electronics) electronics any tube in which an electric discharge takes place through a gas
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Noun1.gas-discharge tube - a tube in which an electric discharge takes place through a gas
cathode-ray tube, CRT - a vacuum tube in which a hot cathode emits a beam of electrons that pass through a high voltage anode and are focused or deflected before hitting a phosphorescent screen
glow lamp - a gas-discharge tube with a hot cathode; used in stroboscopes
glow tube - a gas-discharge tube consisting of a cold cathode and a diode in a tube filled with gas; the color of the glow depends on the particular gas
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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