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tran·sis·tor

 (trăn-zĭs′tər, -sĭs′-)
n.
1. A small electronic device containing a semiconductor and having at least three electrical contacts, used in a circuit as an amplifier, detector, or switch.
2. Any of various devices serving the same purpose but employing a different technology: an optical transistor.
3. A transistor radio.

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transistor

(trænˈzɪstə)
n
1. (Electronics) a semiconductor device, having three or more terminals attached to electrode regions, in which current flowing between two electrodes is controlled by a voltage or current applied to one or more specified electrodes. The device is capable of amplification, etc, and has replaced the valve in most circuits since it is much smaller, more robust, and works at a much lower voltage. See also junction transistor, field-effect transistor
2. (Electronics) informal a transistor radio
[C20: originally a trademark, from transfer + resistor, referring to the transfer of electric signals across a resistor]
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tran•sis•tor

(trænˈzɪs tər)

n.
1. a compact solid-state device consisting of a semiconductor with three or more electrodes: performs the primary functions of an electron tube, as amplification, switching, and detection, but uses less power.
2. Also called transis′tor ra′dio. a transistorized radio.
[1945–50; trans (fer) + (res) istor]
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tran·sis·tor

(trăn-zĭs′tər)
An electronic device that controls the flow of an electric current and is used as an amplifier or switch. Transistors consist of three layers of semiconductor material connected to an electric circuit. In some transistors, the outer layers have an excess of electrons; in others, the middle layer has more electrons. Transistors work like gates, allowing or closing off the flow of electrons when an electric current or voltage is applied to a particular layer. Because of their tiny size and increased efficiency, transistors have replaced electron tubes in most electronic devices.
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transistor

- A blend of transfer and resistor.
See also related terms for transfer.
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transistor

1. A semiconductor device used, as a rectifier, amplifier or switch.
2. A semiconductor used as an amplifier or a switching device.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transistor - a semiconductor device capable of amplificationtransistor - a semiconductor device capable of amplification
base - (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector
collector - the electrode in a transistor through which a primary flow of carriers leaves the region between the electrodes
emitter - the electrode in a transistor where electrons originate
FET, field-effect transistor - a transistor in which most current flows in a channel whose effective resistance can be controlled by a transverse electric field
p-n-p transistor - a junction transistor having an n-type semiconductor between a p-type semiconductor that serves as an emitter and a p-type semiconductor that serves as a collector
semiconductor device, semiconductor unit, semiconductor - a conductor made with semiconducting material
electronics - the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
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Translations
تَرانْزِسْتُورتْرانزِسْتورراديو ترانزستور
tranzistor
transistortransistorradio
transistori
tranzistor
tranzisztortranzisztoros rádió
ferîaútvarptransistor, smári
トランジスター
트랜지스터
tranzistorius
tranzistorradiotranzistors
tranzistor
tranzistor
transistor
transistörtransistörlü radyo
thiết bị bán dẫn

transistor

[trænˈzɪstəʳ]
A. N (Elec) → transistor m (also transistor set) → transistor m
B. CPD transistor radio Nradio f de transistores
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transistor

[trænˈzɪstər] n (also transistor radio) → transistor m
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transistor

n
(Elec) → Transistor m
(also transistor radio)Transistorradio nt, → Kofferradio nt, → Transistor m (inf)
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transistor

[trænˈzɪstəʳ] n (Elec) → transistor m inv
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transistor

(trӕnˈsistə) noun
1. a small electronic device that controls the flow of an electric current.
2. (also transistor radio) a portable radio that uses these. She took her transistor everywhere with her.
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transistor

تَرانْزِسْتُور tranzistor transistor Transistor τρανζίστορ transistor transistori transistor tranzistor transistor トランジスター 트랜지스터 transistor transistor tranzystor transistor транзистор transistor อุปกรณ์กึ่งตัวนำช่วยขยายสัญญาณทางอิเล็กทรอนิกส์ transistör thiết bị bán dẫn 晶体管
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