Definition of triode in English:

triode

Line breaks: tri¦ode
Pronunciation: /ˈtrʌɪəʊd
 
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noun

  • 1A thermionic valve having three electrodes.
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    • To prevent tube microphonics, the peanut-size triode is surrounded in foam and shock-mounted in a brass block.
    • Circumstances changed dramatically in about 1925 when the new microphones and triode valve amplifiers introduced a few years earlier for radio broadcasting came into use.
    • Vinyl records and valve amplifiers are for them, with the triode valve being the one most favoured.
  • 1.1A semiconductor rectifier having three connections.
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    • The positive triode rectifier switch has the upper electrode as a cathode, the lower electrode as an anode, and the p-type semiconductor layer.
    • The triode rectifier switch is simpler in the manufacturing process and lower in cost than a thin film transistor.

Origin

early 20th century: from tri- 'three' + electrode.

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