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light bulb:

see lightinglighting,
light produced by artificial means to allow visibility in enclosures and at night. For stage lighting, see scene design and stage lighting. Early Sources of Artificial Lighting
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light bulb

[′līt ‚bəlb]
(electricity)

light bulb

1. Same as incandescent lamp.
2.See lamp bulb.

light bulb

a glass bulb containing a gas, such as argon or nitrogen, at low pressure and enclosing a thin metal filament that emits light when an electric current is passed through it
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