[ awr-thi-kon ]
/ ˈɔr θɪˌkɒn /
a camera tube, more sensitive than the iconoscope, in which a beam of low-velocity electrons scans a photoemissive mosaic.
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Also or·thi·con·o·scope [awr-thi-kon-uh-skohp]. /ˌɔr θɪˈkɒn əˌskoʊp/.
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British Dictionary definitions for orthicon
/ (ˈɔːθɪˌkɒn) /
a television camera tube in which an optical image produces a corresponding electrical charge pattern on a mosaic surface that is scanned from behind by an electron beam. The resulting discharge of the mosaic provides the output signal currentSee also image orthicon
Word Origin for orthicon
C20: from ortho- + icon (oscope)
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