What does ignitron mean?

Definitions for ignitronɪgˈnaɪ trɒn, ˈɪg nɪ trɒn

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  1. ignitron(Noun)

    A form of rectifier having a pool of mercury as cathode


  1. Ignitron

    An ignitron is a type of gas-filled tube used as a controlled rectifier and dating from the 1930s. Invented by Joseph Slepian while employed by Westinghouse, Westinghouse was the original manufacturer and owned trademark rights to the name "Ignitron". Ignitrons are closely related to mercury-arc valves but differ in the way the arc is ignited.

Editors Contribution

  1. ignitron

    A type of rectifier used to control current.

    Ignitron are used in heavy industrial machinery to control current.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ignitron in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ignitron in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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