Meaning of SEMICONDUCTOR in English

SEMICONDUCTOR

noun Date: 1838 any of a class of solids (as germanium or silicon) whose electrical conductivity is between that of a conductor and that of an insulator in being nearly as great as that of a metal at high temperatures and nearly absent at low temperatures

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