Definitions of cartridge
  1. noun
    a module designed to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment
    “he loaded a cartridge of fresh tape into the tape deck”
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    ink cartridge
    a cartridge that contains ink and can be replaced
    tape cartridge
    a cartridge containing magnetic tape; for use with audio or video recorders or computer systems
    type of:
    a self-contained component (unit or item) that is used in combination with other components
  2. noun
    ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun
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    ball cartridge
    a general purpose cartridge having a primer and a ball and a full charge of powder
    blank, blank shell, dummy
    a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet
    cartouch, cartouche
    a cartridge (usually with paper casing)
    type of:
    ammo, ammunition
    projectiles to be fired from a gun
  3. noun
    a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required
    synonyms: magazine
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    type of:
    supply chamber
    a mechanical device for holding something and supplying it as needed
  4. noun
    an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable
    synonyms: pickup
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    crystal pickup
    a cartridge in which an output voltage is produced by the vibration of a piezoelectric crystal
    type of:
    electro-acoustic transducer
    a transducer that converts electrical to acoustic energy or vice versa
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