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electron camera

noun, Electronics.
an apparatus that converts an optical image into a corresponding electric current by electronic means without the intervention of mechanical scanning.
Origin of electron camera
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • And only an electron camera could have used enough magnification to show one man laughing, as if at something the other had said.

    Talents, Incorporated William Fitzgerald Jenkins

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