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CARTRIDGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cartridge mean? 

CARTRIDGE (noun)
  The noun CARTRIDGE has 4 senses:

1. ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun
2. a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required
3. a module designed to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment
4. an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable

  Familiarity information: CARTRIDGE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CARTRIDGE (noun)


Sense 1cartridge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("cartridge" is a kind of...):

ammo; ammunition (projectiles to be fired from a gun)

Meronyms (parts of "cartridge"):

bullet; slug (a projectile that is fired from a gun)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cartridge"):

ball cartridge (a general purpose cartridge having a primer and a ball and a full charge of powder)

blank; blank shell; dummy (a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet)

cartouch; cartouche (a cartridge (usually with paper casing))


Sense 2cartridge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cartridge; magazine

Hypernyms ("cartridge" is a kind of...):

supply chamber (a mechanical device for holding something and supplying it as needed)

Holonyms ("cartridge" is a part of...):

camera; photographic camera (equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other))


Sense 3cartridge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A module designed to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

he loaded a cartridge of fresh tape into the tape deck

Hypernyms ("cartridge" is a kind of...):

module (a self-contained component (unit or item) that is used in combination with other components)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cartridge"):

ink cartridge (a cartridge that contains ink and can be replaced)

tape cartridge (a cartridge containing magnetic tape; for use with audio or video recorders or computer systems)


Sense 4cartridge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cartridge; pickup

Hypernyms ("cartridge" is a kind of...):

electro-acoustic transducer (a transducer that converts electrical to acoustic energy or vice versa)

Meronyms (parts of "cartridge"):

stylus (a sharp pointed device attached to the cartridge of a record player)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cartridge"):

crystal pickup (a cartridge in which an output voltage is produced by the vibration of a piezoelectric crystal)

Holonyms ("cartridge" is a part of...):

phonograph; record player (machine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronically)


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