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Meaning of DIODE

Pronunciation:  'dIowd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a semiconductor that consists of a p-n junction
  2. [n]  a thermionic tube having two electrodes; used as a rectifier

DIODE is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: crystal rectifier, junction rectifier, rectifying tube, rectifying valve, semiconductor diode
 See Also: electron tube, LED, light-emitting diode, semiconductor, semiconductor device, semiconductor unit, thermionic tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic valve, tube, vacuum tube



Computing Dictionary

A semiconductor device which conducts electric current run in one direction only. This is the simplest kind of semiconductor device, it has two terminals and a single PN junction. One diode can be used as a half-wave rectifier or four as a full-wave rectifier.