- electronics 1910, from ELECTRONIC (Cf. electronic); Cf. also -ICS (Cf. -ics). The science of how electrons behave in vacuums, gas, semi-conductors, etc.
Etymology dictionary. 2014.
Etymology dictionary. 2014.
Electronics — refers to the flow of charge (moving electrons) through nonmetal conductors (mainly semiconductors), whereas electrical refers to the flow of charge through metal conductors. For example, flow of charge through silicon, which is not a metal,… … Wikipedia
electronics — e‧lec‧tron‧ics [ɪˌlekˈtrɒnɪks, ˌelɪk ǁ ˈtrɑː ] noun [uncountable] 1. the study of making equipment that works using electricity and computer chip S: • She studied electronics at Manchester University. 2. MANUFACTURING equipment that works using… … Financial and business terms
electronics — n. 1. the branch of physics that deals with the behavior of electrons. Electronics is primarily concerned with phenomena other than simple conduction, such as emission of electrons, storage of electrical charge, the effects of electrical fields… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
electronics — [n] electronic devices camcorders, CD players, computer chips, computers, electronic components, integrated circuitry, radios, stereos, televisions, transistors, VCRs, video cameras; concepts 463,499 … New thesaurus
electronics — ► PLURAL NOUN 1) (usu. treated as sing. ) the branch of physics and technology concerned with the behaviour and movement of electrons, especially in semiconductors and gases. 2) (treated as pl. ) circuits or devices using transistors, microchips … English terms dictionary
electronics — [ē΄lek tran′iks; ē lek΄tran′iks, i lek΄tran′iks; ] also [, el΄ek tran′iks] n. the science that deals with the behavior and control of electrons in vacuums and gases, and with the use of electron tubes, photoelectric cells, transistors, etc. pl.n … English World dictionary
electronics — /i lek tron iks, ee lek /, n. (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. [1905 10; see ELECTRONIC,… … Universalium
electronics — [[t]ɪlektrɒ̱nɪks[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Electronics is the technology of using transistors and silicon chips, especially in devices such as radios, televisions, and computers. ...Europe s three main electronics companies. ...cheaper, better consumer… … English dictionary
electronics — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Science of electrons Nouns 1. electronics, electron physics, electronic engineering, solid state electronics; musical instrument digital interface, MIDI; electron theory of atoms or solids;… … English dictionary for students
electronics — e|lec|tron|ics [ıˌlekˈtrɔnıks, ˌelık US ˈtra: ] n 1.) [U] the study or industry of making equipment, such as computers and televisions, that work electronically electronics company/industry/firm etc ▪ an electronics engineer 2.) [plural]… … Dictionary of contemporary English