A CRT stands for cathode-ray tube, a vacuum tube in which a hot cathode emits electrons that are accelerated as a beam through a relatively high voltage anode, further focused or deflected electrostatically or electromagnetically, and allowed to fall on a phosphorescent screen.

A more basic term would be "Monitor"; "Computer Screen" or "Television Screen"
Hey turn on your crt!
by Jon_K May 29, 2003
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Cathode Ray Tan- an extreme level of paleness often found in computer geeks resulting from a lack of exposure to natural light.
Guy 1: hey man u so pale, I see you been working on your CRT.
Guy 2: yeah been playing Starcraft for 2 weeks straight
Guy 1: Got sunglasses *squint*
by Mike December 26, 2003
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Critical Race Theory has been around since the '70s in the academic world which studies how race and the law intersect. It is founded on the idea that white supremacy is real and the law is written to support that supremacy. CRT is a way of examining the law and societal structures to identify how they contribute to racial oppression. It differs from Critical Legal Studies (CLR) by narrowing it down to race and excluding other concerns, such as sexism.

It has become a political point as politicians deny the results of investigations that consistently find that the legal wording and the subsequent case law adversely affect people of color. The evidence, which is proven to be statistically relevant, speaks for itself and to deny that evidence clearly shows a disconnect with reality.

Opponents of CRT complain that it relies too heavily on storytelling and anecdotal evidence instead of strictly reading the laws. What they miss is the fact that case law is *always* anecdotal and it's still legally binding so long as the courts use previous cases to set a precedent the courts use today.
"I think we are a long way from the 3/5ths compromise and slavery being legal, but we have a long way to go and I believe we need people who believe in CRT to root out racism from our legal codes."

"Denier: Show me an exact time where CRT proves a law exists.
Believer: The sentencing for crack cocaine is 100x longer than powder cocaine
Denier: They are both illegal, who cares which is longer?
Believer: At the time, powder was predominantly used by whites and crack was used predominantly by People of Color.
Denier: So?
Believer: They are the exact same drug and the exact same dosage. We treated people with powder addictions and jailed people with crack addictions. And the only difference was the color of their skin. That is CRT in play.

Denier: I don't believe you, it must have been a mistake!
Believer: If it only happened once, it's a mistake. If it happens over and over and always to the benefit of the white citizens, it can't be a mistake. That is why the law must be examined for its words *and* its effects when People of Color are adversely affected by the same laws that do not punish white citizens."
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The best kind of screen! They’re the normal looking ones, i.e. the tube. CRT stands for cathode ray tube. In a CRT three electron guns (one for red, one for green and one for blue) shoot narrow electron beams (electrons are what electricity is made of) through a tube with no air in it to the screen which is coated with phosphor, a substance which glows when electrons hit it. Magnets near the back of the tube bend the beams and make it scan across the screen like reading a book while the beams are made stronger or weaker (or turned off completely) to make different parts of the screen dark or light or different colors.

LCDs have poor color accuracy and contrast and plasma TVs get severe burn-in (meaning the screen can be ruined by static images commonly found in video games or even a TV channel's logo at the corner of the screen). CRT is the only kind screen which actually let’s you change the resolution (not just upscaling or downscaling which makes the picture look soft). Graphics professionals still use CRT monitors because they have the best picture quality. High definition CRT TVs always have the full 1080 lines and can change their resolution for viewing standard definition TV shows (without upscaling). Most so called high definition LCD TVs only have 768 lines but no TV stations broadcast in 768 lines (only 480, 576, 720, or 1080 lines) so the image will always be rescaled. So what if LCDs are thinner. Unless they live in a trailer, people only get LCDs because they think they look cool.
Why pay twice as much for an LCD when it’s only half as good as a CRT.
by Luke B July 18, 2007
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A television type that everyone wants but nobody makes.
Bob: Hmm... I'll go look for a Trinitron CRT for my XBOX...ho ho holy shit! $200 on eBaY? Why don't they make these things anymore?
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An old television which was made from 1970-2010s. It has a spherical screen with not-so-good graphics, but it is now mainly used for gaming with the NES or Sega Genesis. If you want to, you can visit r/CRTGaming for more showcases and how to get one.
Guy 1: "Bro, I just got a CRT! I'm going to use it as a donation screen when I'm streaming."
Guy 2: "Cool use of it."
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The cathode-ray tube is a vacuum tube that contains one or more electron guns and a phosphorescent screen, and is used to display images. It modulates, accelerates, and deflects electron beam onto the screen to create the images.

Used as a display to play the game Super Smash Bros. Melee, on the Nintendo GameCube.
CRT's exist in 2019 because of Super Smash Bros. Melee.
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