abbreviation or noun

plural OLEDs
: an LED in which the light-emitting material is made from an organic compound
But an even newer technology is intriguing the world's lighting designers: OLEDs, or organic light-emitting diodes, create long-lasting, highly efficient illumination in a wide range of colors, just like their inorganic LED cousins.Eric A. Taub
These OLED displays are indeed printable onto thin, flexible substrates.Takao Someya

Examples of OLED in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Valve’s new Steam Deck OLED just went on sale today, but there are goodies for the original LCD model, too — the company is now rolling out a stable build of SteamOS 3.5.5 with a hefty list of fixes, changes, and upgrades. Sean Hollister, The Verge, 17 Nov. 2023 For those big tech purchases, find TVs deeply discounted, including the Sony OLED smart Google TV that Walmart marked down by $800 and offers a high-quality picture, Google Assistant, streaming capabilities, and so much more. Lauren Fischer, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 Find it on Amazon Nintendo Switch Indulge yourself with the latest must-have gadget: the Nintendo Switch – OLED Model with white Joy-Con. Matthew Parker, Rolling Stone, 14 Sep. 2023

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Word History


organic LED

First Known Use

1996, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of OLED was in 1996

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“OLED.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/OLED. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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