lightbulb lightbulb  /ˈlaɪt ˌbəlb/

Definition(s):

  • (n) electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity

Usage(s):

  1. Though Thomas Edison is usually cited as the father of the lightbulb, it's more accurate to give Edison credit as the creator of the first commercially viable lightbulb.
  2. Edison had his lightbulb, Ford had his Model T, and Jan Vinzenz Krause has his spray-on condom.
  3. One possible application: a computer that flicks on instantly, like a lightbulb, with no boot-up required.

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  1. "I'm convinced that the use of social media that we see today is just the tip of the iceberg," Culberson added. "The use of social media will become as commonplace in our everyday lives as flipping on a lightbulb or as natural as breathing."
    on Mar 1, 2009 By: John Culberson Source: AFP

  2. The Times quoted Sarin as saying: "There wasn't a 'lightbulb moment', just a series of conversations with Sir John Bond, Vodafone's chairman."
    on Jun 1, 2008 By: Arun Sarin Source: Economic Times

  3. "Whatever me might do ...... it's not like we're going to re-invent the lightbulb," Spurs coach Greg Popovich said. "In the second half, they outplayed us, outhustled us - they just played harder. That hustle and decision-making they had...
    on May 5, 2008 By: Gregg Popovich Source: The Daily Advertiser

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