Meaning of TRANSISTOR in English

TRANSISTOR

[tran.sis.tor] n [[1]transfer + resistor; fr. its transferring an electrical signal across a resistor] (1948) 1: a solid-state electronic device that is used to control the flow of electricity in electronic equipment and consists of a small block of a semiconductor (as germanium) with at least three electrodes

2: a transistorized radio

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