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- noun The emission of electrons from the surface of a conductor, caused by a strong electric field.
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- noun physics the emission of
electronsfrom a metalor semiconductor, under the influenceof a strong electric field, by quantum tunneling
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- noun the emission of electrons that are stripped from parent atoms by a high electric field
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