cathode-ray tube

Definitions of cathode-ray tube
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n 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

Synonyms:
CRT
Types:
Crookes tube
the original gas-discharge cathode-ray tube
kinescope, picture tube, television tube
a cathode-ray tube in a television receiver; translates the received signal into a picture on a luminescent screen
color TV tube, color television tube, color tube, colour TV tube, colour television tube, colour tube
a television tube that displays images in full color
Type of:
gas-discharge tube
a tube in which an electric discharge takes place through a gas

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