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traveling-wave tube

[trav-uh-ling-weyv, trav-ling-] /ˈtræv ə lɪŋˈweɪv, ˈtræv lɪŋ-/
noun, Electronics.
1.
an electron tube used in microwave communications systems, having an electron beam directed coaxially through a wire helix to produce amplification.
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