electronics

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

elec·tron·ics

noun plural \i-ˌlek-ˈträ-niks\

: devices (such as televisions, radios, and computers) that operate using many small electrical parts

: electronic parts

: a science that deals with the uses and effects of electrons

Full Definition of ELECTRONICS

1
singular in construction :  a branch of physics that deals with the emission, behavior, and effects of electrons (as in electron tubes and transistors) and with electronic devices
2
:  electronic components, devices, or equipment

First Known Use of ELECTRONICS

1910

elec·tron·ics

noun plural \-iks\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ELECTRONICS

1
singular in construction : a branch of physics that deals with the emission, behavior, and effects of electrons (as in electron tubes and transistors) and with electronic devices
2
: electronic devices or equipment

electronics

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Branch of physics that deals with the emission, behaviour, and effects of electrons and with electronic devices. The beginnings of electronics can be traced to experiments with electricity. In the 1880s Thomas Alva Edison and others observed the flow of current between elements in an evacuated glass tube. A two-electrode vacuum tube constructed by John A. Fleming (1849–1945) produced a useful output current. The Audion, invented by Lee De Forest (1907), was followed by further improvements. The invention of the transistor at Bell Labs (1947) initiated a progressive miniaturization of electronic components that by the mid 1980s resulted in high-density microprocessors, which in turn led to tremendous advances in computer technology and computer-based automated systems. See also semiconductor.

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