from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An electrode, especially in a cathode-ray tube, that produces a beam of accelerated electrons.

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  • noun physics Any device that produces a stream of electrons, especially a narrow stream that is focused onto a phosphor screen.

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  • noun the electrode that is the source of electrons in a cathode-ray tube or electron microscope; consists of a cathode that emits a stream of electrons and the electrostatic or electromagnetic apparatus that focuses it


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