coherer

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cohere +‎ -er

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coherer (plural coherers)

  1. (physics) A detector of radio waves used in very early radio receivers.
    • 1902, Rudyard Kipling, Wireless
      Now, this home battery here ready to print is the main steam. The coherer is the valve, always ready to be turned on. The Hertzian wave is the child's hand that turns it.

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