Definition of ignitron in English:


Line breaks: ig¦ni|tron
Pronunciation: /ɪɡˈnʌɪtrɒn


A kind of rectifier with a mercury cathode, able to carry large electric currents.
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  • The construction and the electric characteristics of a high-speed trigger pulse generator for an ignitron are described.


1930s: from ignite or ignition + -tron.

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