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Dictionary Definition

electronic adj
1 of or relating to electronics; concerned with or using devices that operate on principles governing the behavior of electrons; "electronic devices"
2 of or concerned with electrons; "electronic energy"

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English

Etymology

From Latinised Greek "electrinus" "made of amber", from Ancient Greek ήλεκτρον (elektron) "amber", from ηλέκτωρ (elektor) "shiny, bright", from ήλιος (elios) "sun".

Pronunciation

  • a RP /ˌɛl.ɛkˈtɹɒn.ɪk/|/ˌɛl.ɪkˈtɹɒn.ɪk/|/ɪˌlɛkˈtɹɒn.ɪk/, /I%lEk"trQnIk/
  • a US /ɪˌlɛkˈtɹɑː.nɪk/|/ˌiː.lɛkˈtɹɑː.nɪk/

Adjective

electronic
  1. In the context of "physics|chemistry": : Of or pertaining to an electron or electrons.
  2. Operating on the physical behavior of electrons, especially in semiconductors.
  3. Generated by an electronic (2) device (electronic music).

Translations

Extensive Definition

Electronic may refer to:
electronic in Simple English: Electronic
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