Meaning of TRANSISTOR in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ tran-ˈzis-tər, tran(t)-ˈsis- ]


Etymology: tran sfer (I) + 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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