American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An electric lamp in which a filament is heated to incandescence by an electric current.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Elec.) a kind of lamp in which the light is produced by a thin filament of conducting material, now usually tungsten, but originally carbon, contained in a vacuum or an atmosphere of inert gas within a glass bulb, and heated to incandescence by an electric current. It was inventerd by Thomas Edison, and was once called the
Edison lamp; -- called also incandescence lamp, and glowlamp. This is one of the two most common sources of electric light, the other being the fluorescent light, fluorescent lampor fluorescent bulb.
- n. electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
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