Nixie tube

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English[edit]

A Nixie tube
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Etymology[edit]

Genericized trademark, from "NIX I", abbreviation of "Numeric Indicator Experimental No. 1" with diminutive -ie.

Noun[edit]

Nixie tube (plural Nixie tubes)

  1. (electronics, historical) An obsolete electronic device for displaying numerals or other information by means of glow discharge.