Meaning of TRANSISTOR in English

TRANSISTOR

n.

Pronunciation: tran- ' zis-t ə r, tran(t)- ' sis-

Function: noun

Etymology: 1 tran sfer + re sistor; from its transferring an electrical signal across a resistor

Date: 1948

1 : 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

2 : a transistorized radio

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