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Light bulb   /laɪt bəlb/   Listen
Light bulb

Electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity.  Synonyms: bulb, electric-light bulb, electric light, incandescent lamp, lightbulb.

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"Light bulb" Quotes from Famous Books

... Oskaloosa Kid were hustled into the single cell of the Payson jail. A bench ran along two sides of the room. A single barred window let out upon the yard behind the structure. The floor was littered with papers, and a single electric light bulb relieved the ...
— The Oakdale Affair • Edgar Rice Burroughs

... packet with every single option set for whatever protocol is in use. See {kamikaze packet}, {Chernobyl packet}. (The term doubtless derives from a fanciful image of each little option bit being represented by a different-colored light bulb, ...
— The Jargon File, Version 4.0.0

Words linked to "Light bulb" :   electric lamp, electric light, incandescent lamp, lightbulb, electric-light bulb, filament

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