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diode
thermionic diode

di·ode

 (dī′ōd′)
n.
An electrical device, such as a semiconductor or electron tube, through which flow of current is generally restricted to one direction. Diodes are often used in or as rectifiers.

diode

(ˈdaɪəʊd)
n
1. (Electrical Engineering) a semiconductor device containing one p-n junction, used in circuits for converting alternating current to direct current. More formal name: semiconductor diode
2. (Electrical Engineering) the earliest and simplest type of electronic valve having two electrodes, an anode and a cathode, between which a current can flow only in one direction. It was formerly widely used as a rectifier and detector but has now been replaced in most electrical circuits by the more efficient and reliable semiconductor diode
[C20: from di-1 + -ode2]

di•ode

(ˈdaɪ oʊd)

n.
a device, as a two-element electron tube or a semiconductor, through which current can pass freely in only one direction.
[1919; di-1 + -ode2]
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The heated cathode generates a cloud of electrons that are attracted by the anode, causing a current to flow from the cathode to the anode. Because the anode cannot generate electrons of its own, the current cannot flow in the opposite direction.

di·ode

(dī′ōd′)
An electron tube or a semiconductor that allows current to flow in one direction only. Diodes can be used to convert AC currents into DC currents.

diode

An electronic device with two electrodes; often used as a rectifier.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diode - a thermionic tube having two electrodesdiode - a thermionic tube having two electrodes; used as a rectifier
electron tube, thermionic tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic valve, vacuum tube, tube - electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
2.diode - a semiconductor that consists of a p-n junction
LED, light-emitting diode - diode such that light emitted at a p-n junction is proportional to the bias current; color depends on the material used
semiconductor device, semiconductor unit, semiconductor - a conductor made with semiconducting material
Translations

diode

[ˈdaɪəʊd] Ndiodo m

diode

nDiode f

diode

[ˈdaɪəʊd] n (Elec) → diodo
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