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vidicon

[vid-i-kon] /ˈvɪd ɪˌkɒn/
noun, Television.
1.
a camera tube in which a charge-density pattern is formed on a photoconductive surface scanned by a beam of low-velocity electrons for transmission as signals.
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Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; vid(eo) + icon(oscope)
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  • Correct the varying response of the vidicon across the field of view of the camera.
  • vidicon systems generally are inferior to other types both spatially and spectrally.
British Dictionary definitions for vidicon

vidicon

/ˈvɪdɪˌkɒn/
noun
1.
a small television camera tube, used in closed-circuit television and outside broadcasts, in which incident light forms an electric charge pattern on a photoconductive surface. Scanning by a low-velocity electron beam discharges the surface, producing a current in an adjacent conducting layer See also Plumbicon
Word Origin
C20: from vid(eo) + icon(oscope)
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