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light bulb

n.
A light-emitting device that consists of a gas-filled glass tube or bulb and is used inside electric light fixtures and flashlights.
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light bulb

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lightbulb

n
(Electrical Engineering) a glass bulb containing a gas, such as argon or nitrogen, at low pressure and enclosing a thin metal filament that emits light when an electric current is passed through it. Sometimes shortened to: bulb
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light′ bulb`


n.
an electric light bulb; incandescent lamp.
[1880–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.light bulb - electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricitylight bulb - electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
electric lamp - a lamp powered by electricity
filament - a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current
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Translations
žárovka
elpærepære
hehkulamppulamppu
žaruljasijalica
égővillanykörte
ljósapera
電球
전구
glödlampa
หลอดไฟ
bóng đèn

light bulb

nlampadina
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

light bulb

مِصْبَاحٌ كَهْرَبَاْئِيٌّ žárovka elpære Glühbirne λαμπτήρας bombilla hehkulamppu ampoule žarulja lampadina 電球 전구 lichtpeertje lyspære żarówka lâmpada лампочка glödlampa หลอดไฟ ampul bóng đèn 电灯泡
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