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Lamp

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A device of various shapes and sizes that may be made of wood, glass, metal, or other materials, and that is powered by different fuels. The main parts of the liquid or gas device may include a base, a font, a burner, a wick, a wick tube, one or more reflectors, a chimney, and a shade. The electric device has a base or a stand, a stem which supports a light socket and a bulb. Usually used indoors to produce artificial light in order to illuminate dark areas.
Definition source(s)
  • Parks Canada Descriptive and Visual Dictionary of Objects
English
Term (International)
Lamp
Alternative term(s)
lamplet
French
Term (International)
Lampe
Term gender (International)
f.
Date created
2010-01-01
Date updated
2021-12-13
Parks Canada code(s)
  • 02-00355
Nomenclature URI
https://www.nomenclature.info/nom/1672
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