semiconductor diode


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semiconductor diode

n.
A diode made of semiconductor materials, usually silicon, with a positive to negative flow of current.
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Noun1.semiconductor 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
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