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Lightbulb and lemon
MFA# 1986.531


An illumination source produced by a filament heated to incandescence by an electric current. Light sources, in this dictionary, are called a lamps.

See also Electric lamp, Fluorescent lamp, and Incandescent lamp.

Synonyms and Related Terms

light bulb; lamp

See Electric lamp, Fluorescent lamp, Incandescent lamp and Light emitting diode.

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Resources and Citations

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998