Geiger tube

Geiger tube
an ionization chamber contained in a tube in a Geiger counter (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑Geiger-Muller tube
Hypernyms: ↑ionization chamber, ↑ionization tube
Part Holonyms: ↑Geiger counter, ↑Geiger-Muller counter

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Geiger tube or Geiger-Müller tube,
1. the tube in a Geiger counter: »

Cosmic rays and Geiger tubes have been combined in a new altimeter to tell pilots what their altitudes are (Science News Letter).

2. = Geiger counter. (Cf.A)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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