Definition of Vacuum tube

1. Noun. Electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope.




Definition of Vacuum tube

1. Noun. (electronics) An electrical device containing a heated filament inside an evacuated container (generally a glass tube) and used to produce rectification (a diode vacuum tube), amplification or other functions. ¹

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Medical Definition of Vacuum tube

1. A glass tube from which the air has been removed, containing two or more electrodes, between which passes an electrical current or spark; used in the production of X-rays, or to control circuits. Previously in wide use, the vacuum tube has been supplanted by transistors in electronic circuits. (05 Mar 2000)

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