image tube


noun

an electron tube that receives a pattern of radiation, as infrared, ultraviolet, or x-ray, on a photosensitive surface and reproduces the pattern on a fluorescent screen.

Nearby words

  1. image enhancement,
  2. image intensifier,
  3. image orthicon,
  4. image printer,
  5. image processing,
  6. imagemaker,
  7. imager,
  8. imagery,
  9. imagesetter,
  10. imaginable

Origin of image tube

First recorded in 1935–40

Also called im·age-con·vert·er tube [im-ij-kuh n-vur-ter] /ˈɪm ɪdʒ kənˌvɜr tər/.

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British Dictionary definitions for image tube

image tube

noun

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