cartridge

Primary Meanings of cartridge

1.
n
a module designed to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment
2.
n
ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun
3.
n
a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required
4.
n
an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable
Full Definitions of cartridge
1

n a module designed to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment

“he loaded a cartridge of fresh tape into the tape deck”
Types:
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:
module
a self-contained component (unit or item) that is used in combination with other components
2

n ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun

Types:
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

n a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required

Synonyms:
magazine
Type of:
supply chamber
a mechanical device for holding something and supplying it as needed
4

n 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
Types:
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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