Definition of Light bulb

1. Noun. Electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity.

Exact synonyms: Bulb, Electric Light, Electric-light Bulb, Incandescent Lamp, Lightbulb
Generic synonyms: Electric Lamp
Terms within: Filament

Definition of Light bulb

1. Noun. An evacuated glass bulb containing a metal filament which is heated by electrical resistance to produce light. ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) An article that resembles such a bulb and converts electricity to light by any process. ¹

3. Noun. (figuratively) (non-gloss definition Used in reference to the sudden arrival of a realization, an inspiration, an idea, or the like.) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Light Bulb

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Literary usage of Light bulb

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. 57 Ways to Protect Your Home Environment (& Yourself) by Rick Weinzierl (1999)
"The light bulb and the ballast are fused into one piece. ... The ballast and light bulb are separate. Because ballasts usually last five to six times as ..."

2. Mine Gases and Ventilation: Textbook for Students of Mining, Mining by James Thom Beard (1920)
"For tests to determine only the time of burning, flux of light, intensity of light, distribution of light, bulb characteristics, and leakage of electrolyte ..."

3. Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement by Stephanie Harvey, Anne Goudvis (2007)
"There, hot on the heels of Huh?, we encourage them to sketch a light bulb on the bottom half of the sticky note to signal their new understanding or to ..."

4. Simple Experiments in Physics: Mechanics, Heat, Fluids by John Francis Woodhull, May Belle Van Arsdale (1906)
"Consider how heat gets from an incandescent electric light bulb. There is no air between the filament and the glass walls of the bulb. ..."

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