Cathode Ray

Science / Chemistry / Cathode Ray: A negatively charged beam that emanates from the cathode of a discharge tube. Cathode rays are streams of electrons.

Other Words for Ray

Ray Noun Synonyms: glimmer, trace, spark, scintilla, flicker
Ray Adjective Synonyms: beam, shaft, bar, streak, pencil, gleam, flash

X-Ray Tube

Science / Chemistry / X-Ray Tube: A cathode ray tube that focuses energetic streams of electrons on a metal target, causing the metal to emit x-rays. MORE

Cathode Ray Tube (CRT)

Technology / Computers / Cathode Ray Tube (CRT): Among the first computer monitors, still occasionally found today. Works by creating a beam of electrons that strike the phosphor coating inside the display. MORE


Entertainment / Golf / Spray: Hitting the ball wildly in all directions with no consistency MORE

Sea Spray

Science / Weather / Sea Spray: Sometimes called salt spray, it is the drops of sea water (salt water) blown from the top of a wave. MORE


Business / Finance / Stray: A method of bond indexing that divides the index into cells, each cell representing a different characteristic, and that buys bonds to match those characteristics. MORE

Stray Line

Science / Tides and Currents / Stray Line: Ungraduated portion of line connected with the current pole formerly used in taking current observations. The stray line was usually about 100 feet long and permitted the pole to acquire the velocity MORE