color picture tube


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color picture tube

[′kəl·ər ‚pik·chər ‚tüb]
(electronics)
A cathode-ray tube having three different colors of phosphors, so that when these are appropriately scanned and excited in a color television receiver, a color picture is obtained. Also known as color kinescope; color television picture tube; tricolor picture tube.
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