Definition of Lightbulb

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.

Definition of Lightbulb

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of light bulb) ¹

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Definition of Lightbulb

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lightbulb

light verb
light verbs
light water
light welterweight
light whipping cream
light year
light years
lightbulb (current term)
lighten someone's purse
lighten up
lightened up

Literary usage of Lightbulb

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1. Electricity and Magnetism by Benjamin Crowell (2002)
"lightbulb There is nothing special about a lightbulb filament — you can easily make a lightbulb by cutting a narrow waist into a metallic gum wrapper and ..."

2. Droog Design: Spirit of the Nineties by Renny Ramakers, Gijs Bakker (1998)
"I just work in lowly situations, like with an ordinary lightbulb, ... You can't avoid using a lightbulb, it's always part 01 a lamp's construction. ..."

3. Optics by Benjamin Crowell (2000)
"Where should we place the lightbulb? A parallel beam has zero angle between its ... To place the lightbulb correctly, however, we need to know a distance, ..."

4. The Modern Revolution in Physics by Benjamin Crowell (2003)
"1 Number of photons emitted by a lightbulb per second example 1 > Roughly how many photons are emitted by a 100-W lightbulb in 1 second? ..."

5. Conservation Laws by Benjamin Crowell (2003)
"Compare the person's heat output to the rate of energy consumption of a 100-watt lightbulb. > Looking up the conversion factor from calories to joules, ..."

6. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"They kissed until the bell rang, and as Alan made his way to class, he felt like his face was glowing like a lightbulb. His homeroom teacher asked him if he ..."

7. Making Markets: Economic Transformation in Eastern Europe and the Post by Shafiqul Islam, Michael Mandelbaum (1993)
"Households were allowed to consume electricity that was enough only for one lightbulb per room for two or three hours a day.20 The postrevolutionary ..."

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