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semiconductor

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noun semi·con·duc·tor \-ˈdək-tər\

Simple Definition of semiconductor

  • : a material or object that allows some electricity or heat to move through it and that is used especially in electronic devices

Full Definition of semiconductor

  1. :  any of a class of solids (as germanium or silicon) whose electrical conductivity is between that of a conductor and that of an insulator in being nearly as great as that of a metal at high temperatures and nearly absent at low temperatures

1838

First Known Use of semiconductor

1838

Rhymes with semiconductor


SEMICONDUCTOR Defined for Kids

semiconductor

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noun semi·con·duc·tor \ˌse-mi-kən-ˈdək-tər\

Definition of semiconductor

  1. :  a solid substance that conducts electricity imperfectly




Medical Dictionary

semiconductor

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noun semi·con·duc·tor \-kən-ˈdək-tər\

Medical Definition of semiconductor

  1. :  any of a class of solids (as germanium or silicon) whose electrical conductivity is between that of a conductor and that of an insulator in being nearly as great as that of a metal at high temperatures and nearly absent at low temperatures





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