Definition of electron gun in English:

electron gun

Line breaks: elec|tron gun

noun

Physics
A device for producing a narrow stream of electrons from a heated cathode.
More example sentences
  • A magnet distorts the picture as it distorts the path of electrons flowing from the electron gun towards the screen inside the tv.
  • The experiment involves a source of quantum entities, let us say an electron gun that fires a steady stream of particles.
  • When we built the electron gun we knew that a big problem would be to operate it at high electric field strength without breakdown.

Definition of electron gun in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day glee
Pronunciation: gliː
noun
great delight, especially from one's own good fortune…