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gas tube

an electron tube the envelope of which contains a highly rarefied gas.
Also called discharge tube.
Origin of gas tube
1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And those failures were in the supporting electronics, not in the gas tube.
  • The reason for the stoppage is that the gas tube, which is located under the upper hand guard, has ruptured.
  • The reference element is a highly stable temperature compensated gas tube.

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