• Definition for "orthicon"
    • A television camera pickup tube, much more delicate…
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  • Sentence for "orthicon"
    • Essentially, the orthicon was a pickup…
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orthicon definition

  • noun:
    • A television camera pickup tube, much more delicate compared to the iconoscope, that utilizes a low-velocity electron-beam to scan a photoactive mosaic. Also known as image orthicon.
    • television digital camera pipe.
    • a now outdated picture pickup pipe in a television digital camera; electrons emitted from a photoemissive surface in proportion on power associated with the incident light tend to be concentrated onto the target causing secondary emission of electrons
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