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electronic flash

noun, Photography
a flash lamp, usually attached to a camera or housed within the camera body, that produces brilliant flashes of light by the discharge of current through a gas-filled tube.
Also called flashtube.
Origin of electronic flash
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for electronic-flash

electronic flash

(photog) an electronic device for producing a very bright flash of light by means of an electric discharge in a gas-filled tube
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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