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light-emitting diode

(Electronics) a diode of semiconductor material, such as gallium arsenide, that emits light when a forward bias is applied, the colour depending on the semiconductor material: used as off/on indicators. Abbreviation: LED
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pl. LEDs, LED's.
light-emitting diode: a semiconductor diode that emits light when conducting current, used in electronic equipment, esp. for displaying readings on digital watches, calculators, etc.
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light-emitting diode

See LED.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
alphanumeric display, digital display - a display that gives the information in the form of characters (numbers or letters)
crystal rectifier, junction rectifier, semiconductor diode, diode - a semiconductor that consists of a p-n junction
OLED, organic light-emitting diode - a self-luminous diode (it glows when an electrical field is applied to the electrodes) that does not require backlighting or diffusers
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light-emitting diode

[ˌlaɪtɪmɪtɪŋˈdaɪəʊd] Ndiodo m luminoso
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