Meaning of DIODE in English

ˈdīˌōd noun

( -s )

Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary di- + -ode

1. : an electron tube having two electrodes, a cathode and an anode

2. : an electrical rectifier that consists of a semiconducting crystal (as of germanium or silicon) with two terminals and that is analogous in use to an electron tube diode — called also crystal diode

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.