tungsten-filament electric lamp

William Coolidge

Inventors, Inventions . 2014.

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  • lamp — lampless, adj. /lamp/, n. 1. any of various devices furnishing artificial light, as by electricity or gas. Cf. fluorescent lamp, incandescent lamp. 2. a container for an inflammable liquid, as oil, which is burned at a wick as a means of… …   Universalium

  • tungsten lamp — noun : an incandescent lamp with a filament of metallic tungsten compare osmium lamp * * * an incandescent electric lamp in which the filament is made of tungsten. [1905 10] * * * tungsten lamp, an incandescent electric lamp whose filament is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamp — n 1. illuminant, luminary, luminant, illumination; light, light vessel, lampad; lamplet, gas lamp, oil lamp, Carcel lamp, Argand lamp, petane lamp, Hefner lamp; table lamp, floor lamp, bridge lamp, music lamp, piano lamp, night light, picture… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • tungsten — tungstenic /tung sten ik/, adj. /tung steuhn/, n. Chem. a rare, metallic element having a bright gray color, a metallic luster, and a high melting point, 3410° C, and found in wolframite, tungstite, and other minerals: used in alloys of high… …   Universalium

  • electric light — noun electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑light bulb, ↑lightbulb, ↑bulb, ↑incandescent lamp, ↑electric… …   Useful english dictionary

  • electric-light bulb — noun electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity • Syn: ↑light bulb, ↑lightbulb, ↑bulb, ↑incandescent lamp, ↑electric light •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tungsten lamp — /ˈtʌŋstən læmp/ (say tungstuhn lamp) noun an incandescent electric lamp in which the filament is made of tungsten …   Australian English dictionary

  • tungsten lamp — an incandescent electric lamp in which the filament is made of tungsten. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • Lamp (electrical component) — A lamp is a replaceable component such as an incandescent light bulb, which is designed to produce light from electricity. These components usually have a base of ceramic, metal, glass or plastic, which makes an electrical connection in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Fluorescent lamp — A fluorescent lamp or fluorescent tube is a gas discharge lamp that uses electricity to excite mercury vapor. The excited mercury atoms produce short wave ultraviolet light that then causes a phosphor to fluoresce, producing visible light.Unlike… …   Wikipedia

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