cavity magnetron


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cavity magnetron

[′kav·əd·ē ′mag·nə‚trän]
(electronics)
A magnetron having a number of resonant cavities forming the anode; used as a microwave oscillator.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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