Definitions for magnetronˈmæg nɪˌtrɒn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mag•ne•tronˈmæg nɪˌtrɒn(n.)

  1. a two-element vacuum tube used to generate microwaves.

Origin of magnetron:

1920–25; magne (to )- + -tron

Princeton's WordNet

  1. magnetron(noun)

    a diode vacuum tube in which the flow of electrons from a central cathode to a cylindrical anode is controlled by crossed magnetic and electric fields; used mainly in microwave oscillators


  1. magnetron(Noun)

    a device in which electrons are made to resonate in a specially shaped chamber and thus produce microwave radiation; used in radar, and in microwave ovens


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