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x-ray tube

x-ray tube
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eks-rey toob, tyoob]
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eks-rey toob, tyoob]

Definitions of x-ray tube words

  • noun x-ray tube an electronic tube for producing x-rays, essentially a cathode-ray tube in which a metal target is bombarded with high-energy electrons. 1
  • noun x-ray tube an evacuated tube containing a metal target onto which is directed a beam of electrons at high energy for the generation of X-rays 0
  • noun x-ray tube an evacuated tube containing a metal target that is bombarded by electrons from a cathode and that subsequently emits X-rays 0
  • noun x-ray tube A device that produces X-rays by directing energetic electrons into a metal target. 0

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Origin of x-ray tube

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1905-10

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Parts of speech for X-ray tube

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

x-ray tube popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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