thermionic current


noun

an electric current produced by the flow of thermions.

Nearby words

  1. thermic fever,
  2. thermidor,
  3. thermidorian,
  4. thermion,
  5. thermionic,
  6. thermionic emission,
  7. thermionic tube,
  8. thermionic valve,
  9. thermionics,
  10. thermistor

Origin of thermionic current

First recorded in 1910–15

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British Dictionary definitions for thermionic current

thermionic current

noun

an electric current produced between two electrodes as a result of electrons emitted by thermionic emission
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