Share this entry

Share this page

phosphor

División en sílabas: phos·phor
Pronunciación: /ˈfäsfər
 
/

Definición de phosphor en inglés:

sustantivo

1A synthetic fluorescent or phosphorescent substance, especially any of those used to coat the screens of cathode ray tubes.
Example sentences
  • Compounds of the element are also used to make phosphors that coat the screen of television tubes and CRTs (cathode ray tubes).
  • To obtain good colour pictures on a TV screen, you need phosphors that produce rich, pure primaries.
  • Fluorescent materials can be synthetic, such as phosphors, or occur in nature, for example, fluorescent minerals.
1.1 old-fashioned term for phosphorus.
Example sentences
  • The term "phosphor" obviously is employed as well for the chemical element discovered by a Hamburg alchemist, Hennig Brand, in 1669.

Origen

early 17th century: from Latin phosphorus (see phosphorus).

Definición de phosphor en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día Sprachgefühl
Pronunciación: ˈʃprɑːxɡəˌfuːl
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…