gas-discharge display

gas-discharge display

[¦gas ′dis‚chärj di‚splā]
(electronics)
A display in which seven or more cathode elements form the segments of numerical or alphameric characters when energized by about 160 volts direct current; the segments are vacuum-sealed in a neon-mercury gas mixture.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.