Meaning of DIODE in English

DIODE

/ ˈdaɪəʊd; NAmE -oʊd/ noun

( technical ) an electronic device in which the electric current passes in one direction only, for example a silicon chip

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WORD ORIGIN

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

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