Definition of Arc lamp

1. Noun. A lamp that produces light when electric current flows across the gap between two electrodes.

Exact synonyms: Arc Light
Specialized synonyms: Carbon Arc, Carbon Arc Lamp
Generic synonyms: Electric Lamp

Definition of Arc lamp

1. Noun. An electric arc arranged so as to produce useful light. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arc Lamp

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arc lamp (current term)
arc lamps
arc light
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arc welding
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Literary usage of Arc lamp

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1906)
"In that year the commercial introduction of the enclosed arc lamp began and during the past ten years the gradual displacement of the open arc lamps by the ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"It may be roughly stated that at the present prices of plain open arc-lamp carbons the cost is about 155. per looo hours of burning; hence if such a lamp is ..."

3. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1910)
"An arc lamp has to be placed at quite a considerable distance from the ... Where this is not practicable, the light from the arc lamp is reduced in a known ..."

4. Industrial Arts Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"11 Klee W 62:554 S 13 '13 Automobile 29:297 Ag 14 '13 Long-burning inclosed flaming-arc lamp. 11 Elec W 62:1344 D 27 '13 Luminous-arc installations in ..."

5. Lectures: On Illuminating Engineering Delivered at the Johns Hopkins by Johns Hopkins University, Illuminating Engineering Society (1911)
"Replacement of the Enclosed Alternating Carbon Arc by the Magnetite arc lamp in Street Lighting, by the Intensified Arc or the Tungsten Incandescent Lamp in ..."

6. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1908)
"Considers the history and development of the flame arc lamp, ... A thorough discussion of this class of arc lamp, descriptions of different types, ..."

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