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  • n. Alternative spelling of light bulb.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A glass bulb with metallic contacts on the outside connected to a wire filament (usually tungsten) inside that emits light when heated by passage of electricity through the filament; -- used as the replaceable light-emitting component of an electric lamp, flashlight, lighting fixture, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
  • n. electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity

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