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emitter

[ih-mit-er] /ɪˈmɪt ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that emits.
2.
Electronics. an electrode on a transistor from which a flow of electrons or holes enters the region between the electrodes.
Origin of emitter
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; emit + -er1
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  • As an emitter he was only fair, but he was the best behoover I ever saw anywhere.

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British Dictionary definitions for emitter

emitter

/ɪˈmɪtə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that emits
2.
a radioactive substance that emits radiation: a beta emitter
3.
the region in a transistor in which the charge-carrying holes or electrons originate
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