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discharge tube

noun, Electronics.
1.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • The metering unit intermittently discharges a cadaver to the discharge tube at a constant rate.
  • Stop the stopwatch at the first break or change in the continuous flow of grout from the discharge tube.
  • The ram housing, compaction chamber and discharge tube shall form an integrally welded body of high abrasion-resistant steel.
  • Stop the stop watch at the first break in the continuous flow of grout from the discharge tube.
  • Rontgen used a so-called discharge tube which produced the xrays he discovered.
  • Because of the fragility of the organism, it is not advisable to constrict the discharge tube to reduce flow.
  • Changing the internal geometry, such as discharge tube diameter, drastically changes pump performance.
  • Particulates with high moisture con- tent, however, tend to plug the discharge tube.
  • During normal operation, pebbles trickle through the core and dropout of a bottom discharge tube.
British Dictionary definitions for discharge tube

discharge tube

noun
1.
(electronics) an electrical device in which current flow is by electrons and ions in an ionized gas, as in a fluorescent light or neon tube
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discharge tube in Science
discharge tube  
A closed vessel having electrodes at either end and containing a gas at low pressure. When a sufficient voltage is applied to the electrodes, an electric current flows through the gas. Discharge tubes can be used to prevent current flow below a certain voltage; they can also function as lamps by the use of ionizing gas, which glows when current flows through the tube.
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