Orthicon meaning

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An electron tube used in early video cameras to capture images by scanning a photoactive mosaic inside the camera with a low-velocity electron beam. Unlike the earlier iconoscope, it could capture images in low light.
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A television camera tube, an improved form of the iconoscope, in which the charges on a photosensitive plate are scanned by a low-velocity electron beam.
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TV camera tube.
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Origin of orthicon

  • orth(o)– icon(oscope)

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