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Origin of filament
OTHER WORDS FROM filamentfil·a·ment·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for filament
According to the theory behind the Weibel instability, the two sets of plasma break into filaments as they stream by one another, like two hands with fingers interlaced.Giant lasers help re-create supernovas’ explosive, mysterious physics|Emily Conover|November 12, 2020|Science News
It may be in the halos around galaxies or, as another paper recently suggested, in filaments stretching between galaxies.Meet the disk-shaped halo of hot gas you currently live in|Kate Baggaley|October 21, 2020|Popular Science
Each magnificent wing is covered in billions of tiny filaments, each a tenth of the width of a human hair.Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Environmentalism - Issue 90: Something Green|Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay|October 7, 2020|Nautilus
Give Dan Rhodes a small sample of a novel polymer, and he’ll figure out how to extrude it into a filament, and how to fine-tune the process to see whether the material can be made to work in high-speed manufacturing.
The team actually gathered data from the filament back in 2014 during a single eight-hour stretch, but the data sat waiting as the radio astronomy community spent years figuring out how to improve the calibration of LOFAR’s measurements.The Hidden Magnetic Universe Begins to Come Into View|Natalie Wolchover|July 2, 2020|Quanta Magazine
The B voltage gives the plate a positive charge to attract electrons from the filament.
When you connect the A battery, the filament of the tube is heated to release negatively charged electrons.
Electrons travel through the partial vacuum inside the tube, flowing from the filament to the positively charged plate.
Many tubes also have small structures, known as grids, between the filament and the plate.
There is no oxygen to combine with the filament; so the lamp does not burn out.
The filament can be instantly burned out by passing a current of too high pressure through it.Things a Boy Should Know About Electricity|Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
The filament of an electric lamp is very fine and therefore offers considerable resistance.
That is all right, but while they were away the grid got some electrons from the filament to take their places.
The audion is a glass bulb like an electric light bulb which has in it a thread, or filament, of metal.
British Dictionary definitions for filament
- the stalk of a stamen
- any of the long slender chains of cells into which some algae and fungi are divided
- a long structure of relatively cool material in the solar corona
- a long large-scale cluster of galaxies
Derived forms of filamentfilamentary (ˌfɪləˈmɛntərɪ, -trɪ) or filamentous, adjective
Word Origin for filament
Medical definitions for filament
Other words from filamentfil′a•men′tous (-mĕn′təs) null adj.
Scientific definitions for filament
- A fine wire that gives off radiation when an electric current is passed through it, usually to provide light, as in an incandescent bulb, or to provide heat, as in a vacuum tube.
- A wire that acts as the cathode in some electron tubes when it is heated with an electric current.