Meaning of rhumbatron in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrʌmbətrɒn/


(also rumbatron)
historical Electronics
  • Each of two cavity resonators in a klystron, the first of which uses a high-frequency voltage to cause bunching of an electron beam, and the second of which uses this beam to induce a larger high-frequency voltage.


1930s; earliest use found in Science News. Irregularly from ancient Greek ῥύμβος, ῥόμβος whirling motion + -tron.