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screen grid

noun, Electronics.
a grid placed between the anode and the control electrode in a vacuum tube, usually maintained at a fixed positive potential.
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First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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screen grid

(electronics) an electrode placed between the control grid and anode of a valve and having a fixed positive potential relative to the grid. It acts as an electrostatic shield preventing capacitive coupling between grid and anode, thus increasing the stability of the device Sometimes shortened to screen See also suppressor grid
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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