tube


tube
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. pipe, hose, conduit; tunnel, subway; slang, television. See passage.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A hollow cylinder]
Syn. conduit, hose, test tube, tubing, tunnel, loom, subway; see also pipe 1 .
2. [A pliable container]
Syn. package, paste tube, squeeze tube; see container .
3. [An electronic device]
Syn. cell, vacuum tube, electron tube, electronic tube; see device 1 , machine 1 .
Electronic tubes include: electric eye, electron tube, vacuum tube, neon tube, neon light, fluorescent tube, fluorescent light, radio tube, television tube, cathode ray tube, X-ray tube, photoelectric tube, photoelectric cell, thermionic tube, thermionic valve, converter, gas tube, vapor tube, focus tube, high pressure tube, low pressure tube. Specialized tubes include: Geissler tube, Crookes tube, Venturi tube, Geiger-Müller tube, Braun tube, traveling wave tube, negative grid electron tube, photomultiplier tube, X-ray diffraction tube, grid-seal tube, disk-seal tube, grid-glow tube, glow-discharge tube, multigrid tube, multiplex tube, mercury-vapor tube, triode, tetrode, thyratron, phasitron, diode, pentagrid, klystron, ignatron, magnetron, exitron.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
cylinder, pipe, conduit, hose, duct, catheter, drain, conductor, line, inlet, outlet, shaft, tunnel, subway.

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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