transistor

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tran·sis·tor

noun \tran-ˈzis-tər, tran(t)-ˈsis-\

: a small device that is used to control the flow of electricity in radios, computers, etc.

Full Definition of TRANSISTOR

1
:  a solid-state electronic device that is used to control the flow of electricity in electronic equipment and usually consists of a small block of a semiconductor (as germanium) with at least three electrodes
2
:  a transistorized radio

Origin of TRANSISTOR

1transfer + resistor; from its transferring an electrical signal across a resistor
First Known Use: 1948

tran·sis·tor

noun \tranz-ˈis-tər, tran(t)s-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRANSISTOR

: a solid-state electronic device that is used to control the flow of electricity in electronic equipment and consists of a small block of a semiconductor (as germanium) with at least three electrodes

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