tungsten lamp


noun

an incandescent electric lamp in which the filament is made of tungsten.

Origin of tungsten lamp

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for tungsten lamp

tungsten lamp

noun

a lamp in which light is produced by a tungsten filament heated to incandescence by an electric current. The glass bulb enclosing the filament contains a low pressure of inert gas, usually argon. Sometimes small amounts of a halogen, such as iodine, are added to improve the intensity (tungsten-halogen lamp)
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tungsten lamp in Science

tungsten lamp

An incandescent electric lamp having a tungsten filament.
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