Definition of Transistor

1. Noun. A semiconductor device capable of amplification.

Exact synonyms: Electronic Transistor, Junction Transistor
Terms within: Base, Collector, Emitter
Specialized synonyms: Fet, Field-effect Transistor, P-n-p Transistor
Generic synonyms: Semiconductor, Semiconductor Device, Semiconductor Unit
Category relationships: Electronics
Derivative terms: Transistorize



Definition of Transistor

1. Noun. a solid-state semiconductor device, with three terminals, which can be used for amplification, switching, voltage stabilization, signal modulation, and many other functions ¹

2. Noun. (context: dated informal) a transistor radio ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Transistor

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Transistor

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1. The Role of Natural Gas in Environmental Policy edited by Stephen L. McDonald (1993)
"The patented transistor provides improved performance in radios but is not a revolutionary development, and many other types of transistors can be used for ..."

2. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"A new type of transistor, in which signals arc carried by light instead of by electric ... The experimental " optical transistor " can be operated at high ..."

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