Meaning of electron gun

elec'tron gun"

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— Electronics, Television. Electronics,Television.
  1. a device consisting of the cathode ray tube, which emits electrons, and a surrounding electrostatic or electromagnetic apparatus, which controls, focuses, and accelerates the stream of electrons
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