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Meaning of TRANSISTOR

Pronunciation:  tran'zistur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a semiconductor device capable of amplification
 

TRANSISTOR is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: electronic transistor, junction transistor
 
 See Also: base, collector, emitter, p-n-p transistor, semiconductor, semiconductor device, semiconductor unit

 

 

Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

A three terminal semiconductor amplifying device, the fundamental component of most active electronic circuits, including digital electronics. The transistor was invented on 1947-12-23 at bell labs.

There are two kinds, the bipolar transistor (also called the junction transistor), and the field effect transistor (FET).

Transistors and other components are interconnected to make complex integrated circuits such as logic gates, microprocessors and memory.

 

 

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