plasma display

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a thin display screen using the electroluminescent properties of some gases to display text, usually used in small portable computers

Electronics

  • A flat display which utilizes a matrix of small tubes, each containing a gas. Each tube represents a pixel, and when powered, the gas ionizes to produce a glow. Depending on the contained gas, the glow discharge may be red, green, or blue. Used, for instance, for large-screen and digital TV. Also called plasma monitor, plasma display panel, or gas-plasma display.
  • synonymplasma monitor
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