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(sĕm′ē-kən-dŭk′tər, sĕm′ī-)
1. Any of various solid crystalline substances, such as germanium or silicon, having electrical conductivity greater than insulators but less than good conductors, and used especially as a base material for microchips and other electronic devices.
2. An integrated circuit or other electronic component containing a semiconductor as a base material.

sem′i·con·duct′ing adj.


(General Physics) acting as semiconductor
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Adj.1.semiconducting - having characteristics of a semiconductor; that is having electrical conductivity greater than insulators but less than good conductors
conductive - having the quality or power of conducting heat or electricity or sound; exhibiting conductivity
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