Definition of Orthicon

1. Noun. A now obsolete picture pickup tube in a television camera; electrons emitted from a photoemissive surface in proportion to the intensity of the incident light are focused onto the target causing secondary emission of electrons.




Definition of Orthicon

1. Noun. TV camera tube. ¹

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Definition of Orthicon

1. a type of television camera tube [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orthicon

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orsellinic acid
ort-a-cath
ortalidian
ortanique
ortaniques
ortataxel
orth-
orthant
orthants
orthergasia
orthesis
orthetics
orthian
orthicon (current term)
orthicons
orthid
orthids
orthis
orthite
orthites
ortho
ortho-
orthoacetate
orthoacetates
orthoacid
orthoarsenite
orthoarteriotony
orthobenzoate

Literary usage of Orthicon

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The conventional television image orthicon tube depends first upon conversion of the x-ray image to a visual image, which in turn is converted by the target ..."

2. High Frontier: The U.S. Air Force and the Military Space Program by Curtis Peebles (1998)
"RAND's Feed Back study envisioned using an imaging orthicon television system. RAND engineers estimated that the satellite could provide 30 million pictures ..."

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