• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Radioconductor (Elec) A substance or device that has its conductivity altered in some way by electric waves, as a coherer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n radioconductor Any apparatus by which electric waves in the atmosphere are caught, defected, and recorded and measured so as to show the existence of a distant center of electric disturbance. The receiving instruments of the Marconi, Fessenden, Weather Bureau, De Forest, Arco, or other system of wireless telegraphy constitute radioconductors. The instruments for the study of thunder-storms as devised by Lephay, Odenbach, and Hoser are special forms of radioconductors for catching the natural currents attending every discharge of lightning.
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