from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An electrically charged particle, especially an electron, emitted by a conducting material at high temperatures.

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  • noun physics An electrically charged particle, either an electron or an ion, emitted by a conducting material at high temperatures

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  • noun an electrically charged particle (electron or ion) emitted by a substance at a high temperature


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