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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Origin of screen grid

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for screen grid

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 deviceSometimes shortened to: screen See also suppressor grid
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