follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

incandescent lamp

noun
1.
a lamp that emits light due to the glowing of a heated material, especially the common device in which a tungsten filament enclosed within an evacuated glass bulb is rendered luminous by the passage of an electric current through it.
Compare fluorescent lamp.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for incandescent lamp
  • At this point, he had succeeded in making the incandescent lamp and could now resume his work on the phonograph.
  • Yttrium compounds have replaced thorium compounds in incandescent lamp mantles.
British Dictionary definitions for incandescent lamp

incandescent lamp

noun
1.
a source of light that contains a heated solid, such as an electrically heated filament
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
incandescent lamp in Science
incandescent lamp
  (ĭn'kən-děs'ənt)   

A lamp that produces light by heating up a filament of wire inside a bulb with an electric current, causing incandescence. The glass bulb containing the filament is filled with a nonreactive gas, such as argon, to prevent the wire from burning. Compare fluorescent lamp.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for incandescent

17
22
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for incandescent lamp