incandescent bulb


incandescent bulb
light bulb, electric light that gives off light by means of a fine wire filament that becomes white hot

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • incandescent bulb — incandescent lamp or incandescent bulb, a lamp containing a material that gives light by incandescence, especially an electric lamp with a filament of very fine wire that becomes white hot and gives off light when current flows through it; light… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Incandescent light bulb — The incandescent light bulb, incandescent lamp or incandescent light globe is a source of electric light that works by incandescence, (a general term for heat driven light emissions which includes the simple case of black body radiation). An… …   Wikipedia

  • incandescent lamp — noun electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity • Syn: ↑light bulb, ↑lightbulb, ↑bulb, ↑electric light, ↑electric light bulb •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Incandescent light bulbs, including regular or energy-efficient light bulbs —   An incandescent bulb is a type of electric light in which light is produced by a filament heated by electric current. The most common example is the type you find in most table and floor lamps. In commercial buildings, incandescent lights are… …   Energy terms

  • Incandescent light bulb — Incandescent In can*des cent, a. [L. incandecens, entis, p. pr. of incandescere to become warm or hot; pref. in in + candescere to become of a glittering whiteness, to become red hot, incho. fr. candere to be of a glittering whiteness: cf. F.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Incandescent — In can*des cent, a. [L. incandecens, entis, p. pr. of incandescere to become warm or hot; pref. in in + candescere to become of a glittering whiteness, to become red hot, incho. fr. candere to be of a glittering whiteness: cf. F. incandescent.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Incandescent lamp — Incandescent In can*des cent, a. [L. incandecens, entis, p. pr. of incandescere to become warm or hot; pref. in in + candescere to become of a glittering whiteness, to become red hot, incho. fr. candere to be of a glittering whiteness: cf. F.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Incandescent light — Incandescent In can*des cent, a. [L. incandecens, entis, p. pr. of incandescere to become warm or hot; pref. in in + candescere to become of a glittering whiteness, to become red hot, incho. fr. candere to be of a glittering whiteness: cf. F.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bulb´less — bulb «buhlb», noun, verb. –n. 1. a round, underground bud consisting of a small stem covered with thick, fleshy leaves from which certain plants grow. Onions, tulips, and lilies grow from bulbs. 2. any plant that has a bulb or grows from a bulb.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bulb — bulbed, adj. bulbless, adj. /bulb/, n. 1. Bot. a. a usually subterranean and often globular bud having fleshy leaves emergent at the top and a stem reduced to a flat disk, rooting from the underside, as in the onion and lily. b. a plant growing… …   Universalium


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