carbon microphone


carbon microphone
noun
: a microphone whose operation depends on the alteration of the electrical resistance of carbon contacts

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carbon microphone noun
A microphone in which variations in sound pressure produced in a diaphragm are detected in a current passing through carbon granules which register a decrease of contact resistance as the sound pressure increases
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Main Entry:carbon

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carbon microphone,
a microphone in which an electric current passes through a package of carbon grains whose conductivity varies with its degree of compression. The transmitter in a telephone is a carbon microphone.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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