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An evacuated or gas-filled tube in which a current of electrons flows between electrodes.
- ‘Nuclear material is used in products such as electron tubes, self-luminous watches, or radiation measuring instruments for standardization or calibration purposes.’
- ‘A specialized form of the electron tube, the magnetron, is the source of microwave energy in microwave ovens and some radar systems.’
- ‘Electron tubes have been replaced by solid-state devices, such as transistors, for most applications.’
- ‘For such a large array, an electron tube was chosen instead of a solid-state sensor because the cost per unit area was considerably lower than that of a solid-state detector.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.