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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•lec•tron•icsɪ lɪkˈtrɒn ɪks, ˌi lɛk-(n.)

  1. (used with a sing. v.) the science dealing with the development and application of devices and systems involving the flow of electrons in a vacuum, in gaseous media, and in semiconductors.

    Category: Electronics

  2. (used with a pl. v.) such devices considered as components of something.

    Category: Electronics

Origin of electronics:

1905–10

Princeton's WordNet

  1. electronics(noun)

    the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. electronics(noun)ɪ lɪkˈtrɒn ɪks, ˌi lɛk-

    the technology involved in making electronic equipment

Wiktionary

  1. electronics(Noun)

    The study and use of electrical devices that operate by controlling the flow of electrons or other electrically charged particles.

    Electronics is a popular subject.

  2. electronics(Noun)

    A device or devices which require the flow of electrons through conductors and semiconductors in order to perform their function; devices that operate on electrical power (battery or outlet);

    Look at all the electronics in this room!

  3. electronics(Noun)

    Electronic circuitry.

Freebase

  1. Electronics

    Electronics deals with electrical circuits that involve active electrical components such as vacuum tubes, transistors, diodes and integrated circuits, and associated passive interconnection technologies. The nonlinear behaviour of active components and their ability to control electron flows makes amplification of weak signals possible and electronics is widely used in information processing, telecommunications, and signal processing. The ability of electronic devices to act as switches makes digital information processing possible. Interconnection technologies such as circuit boards, electronics packaging technology, and other varied forms of communication infrastructure complete circuit functionality and transform the mixed components into a regular working system. Electronics is distinct from electrical and electro-mechanical science and technology, which deals with the generation, distribution, switching, storage, and conversion of electrical energy to and from other energy forms using wires, motors, generators, batteries, switches, relays, transformers, resistors, and other passive components. This distinction started around 1906 with the invention by Lee De Forest of the triode, which made electrical amplification of weak radio signals and audio signals possible with a non-mechanical device. Until 1950 this field was called "radio technology" because its principal application was the design and theory of radio transmitters, receivers, and vacuum tubes.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Electronics

    The study, control, and application of the conduction of ELECTRICITY through gases or vacuum, or through semiconducting or conducting materials. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Electronics' in Nouns Frequency: #2325


Translations for Electronics

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

electronics(noun singular)

the branch of science that deals with the study of the movement and effects of electrons and with their application to machines etc.

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