Meaning of TRANSISTOR in English

noun Etymology: 1transfer + resistor; from its transferring an electrical signal across a resistor Date: 1948 a solid-state electronic device that is used to control the flow of electricity in electronic equipment and usually consists of a small block of a semiconductor (as germanium) with at least three electrodes, a ~ized radio

Merriam Webster. Explanatory English dictionary Merriam Webster.      Толковый словарь английского языка Мерриам-Уэбстер.