electronic flash

noun Photography.

a flash lamp, usually attached to a camera or housed within the camera body, that produces brilliant flashes of light by the discharge of current through a gas-filled tube.

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Origin of electronic flash

First recorded in 1945–50

Also called flashtube.

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British Dictionary definitions for electronic flash

electronic flash


photog an electronic device for producing a very bright flash of light by means of an electric discharge in a gas-filled tube
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