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[awr-thi-kon] /ˈɔr θɪˌkɒn/
noun, Television.
1.
a camera tube, more sensitive than the iconoscope, in which a beam of low-velocity electrons scans a photoemissive mosaic.
Also, orthiconoscope
[awr-thi-kon-uh-skohp] /ˌɔr θɪˈkɒn əˌskoʊp/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; orth- + icon(oscope)
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/ˈɔːθɪˌkɒn/
noun
1.
a television camera tube in which an optical image produces a corresponding electrical charge pattern on a mosaic surface that is scanned from behind by an electron beam. The resulting discharge of the mosaic provides the output signal current See also image orthicon
Word Origin
C20: from ortho- + icon(oscope)
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