Meaning of DIODE in English

DIODE

[ 'dʌɪəʊd ]

■ noun Electronics

1》 a semiconductor device with two terminals, typically allowing the flow of current in one direction only.

2》 a thermionic valve with two electrodes.

Origin

early 20th cent.: from di- 1 + a shortened form of electrode .

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