crystal set


crystal set
An early radio receiver, having no electrical power supply except the radio waves themselves; it used a crystal of lead or cadmium sulphide and a wire (the cats whisker) touching the crystals surface.

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  • crystal set — noun an early radio receiver using a crystal detector • Hypernyms: ↑radio receiver, ↑receiving set, ↑radio set, ↑radio, ↑tuner, ↑wireless * * * ˈcrystal set 7 [crystal set] …   Useful english dictionary

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