Dynatron definition

dīnə-trŏn
A tetrode with grid and plate potentials so arranged that plate current decreases when plate potential increases.
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An electron tube, usually a tetrode, that produces an oscillating current at certain frequencies.
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A tetrode in which the voltage on the screen grid is higher than that on the control grid, causing the plate current to decrease as plate voltage increases; was used in oscillators.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dynatron
Plural:
dynatrons

Origin of dynatron

  • Greek dunamis power dynamic –tron

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition