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fluorescent lamp


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

  • n. A lamp that produces visible light by fluorescence, especially a glass tube whose inner wall is coated with a material that fluoresces when an electrical current causes a vapor within the tube to discharge electrons.

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  • n. a gas-discharge lamp that uses fluorescence to produce visible light.

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

  • n. lamp consisting of a tube coated on the inside with a fluorescent material; mercury vapor in the tube emits ultraviolet radiation that is converted to visible radiation by the fluorescent material


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