e ‧ lec ‧ tron ‧ ic S3 W3 /ˌelɪkˈtrɒnɪk, ɪˌlek- $ -ˈtrɑː-/ BrE AmE adjective
[ Word Family: noun : ↑ electronics ; adverb : ↑ electronically ; adjective : ↑ electronic ]
1 . electronic equipment, such as computers and televisions, uses electricity that has passed through computer ↑ chip s, ↑ transistor s etc:
an electronic organizer (=a small piece of electronic equipment that you can use to record addresses, phone numbers etc)
2 . using or produced by electronic equipment ⇨ e- :
electronic publishing (=a system of producing books, magazines etc in a form that can be read on a computer)
—electronically /-kli/ adverb :
electronically controlled gates
The information is recorded electronically.
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▪ electric used about something that works using electricity:
an electric kettle
Is your cooker electric or gas?
▪ electrical used about things in general that use electricity, or people whose job is to make or repair these things:
a company manufacturing electrical goods
an electrical engineer
▪ electronic used about equipment such as computers and televisions that work by using extremely small electrical parts, or about systems that work using computers:
Most kids love electronic games.
Email is the short word for electronic mail.