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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An electron tube used to amplify or generate ultrahigh frequency by means of velocity modulation.

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  • n. an electron tube used to amplify microwave-frequency electromagnetic radiation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an electron tube used to generate or amplify electromagnetic radiation in the microwave region by velocity modulation

Etymologies

Greek kluzein, klus-, to wash, break over + -tron.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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