Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to emitter: emitter bias, Emitter follower


tr.v. e·mit·ted, e·mit·ting, e·mits
1. To give or send out (matter or energy): isotopes that emit radioactive particles; a stove emitting heat.
a. To give out as sound; utter: "She emitted her small strange laugh" (Edith Wharton).
b. To voice; express: emit an idea.
3. To issue with authority, especially to put (currency) into circulation.

[Latin ēmittere, to send out : ē-, ex-, ex- + mittere, to send.]

e·mit′ter n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


1. a person or thing that emits
2. (Nuclear Physics) a radioactive substance that emits radiation: a beta emitter.
3. (Electronics) the region in a transistor in which the charge-carrying holes or electrons originate
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emitter - the electrode in a transistor where electrons originate
electrode - a conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit
electronic transistor, junction transistor, transistor - a semiconductor device capable of amplification
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


[ɪˈmɪtəʳ] N (Electronics) → emisor m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
At present, many studies have been based on tungsten or tantalum to design the absorber and emitter devices [14-25], but the general efficiency is still not high enough.
Top emitters remain dominant-with a few notable changes
v - Volume of each effluent collected in each emitter, in mL; and
"We have designed, constructed and tested this laser-based charging system with a rapid-response safety mechanism, which ensures that the laser emitter will terminate the charging beam before a person comes into the path of the laser."
Its contents are currently being discussed under ISO TC23/SC18-Irrigation techniques (document ISO DTR 21540), in order to define a standardized testing protocol to evaluate emitter sensitivity to clogging due to solid/mineral particles.
The results showed an increasing tendency in vertical and lateral infiltration with increasing wetting time for both emitter types, evidenced by 70-80% larger wetted area at one hour wetting time when compared with 30 minutes wetting time.
Specification can be selected for a 365nm, 385nm or 405nm wavelength emitter to suit the specific material being cured.
According to the criterion of susceptibility of the emitters to reduced flow (BARROS et al., 2009), it appeared that only the emitter E4 showed variation, with Qr exceeding 10%, characterized as being susceptible to flow rate reduction.
There are various articles in the literature [19-22], which simulated the IBC solar cells at different dimensions of emitter and BSF but they did not optimize the dimensions of contact with respect to emitter and BSF, and contact size was chosen irrespective of the dimensions of emitter and BSF.
[p.sup.+] emitter with a thickness among 10 nm to 200 nm was epitaxially grown on the substrate at 315[degrees] C.