Ovon·​ics | \ ōˈväniks \

Definition of Ovonics

: a branch of electronics that deals with applications of the change from an electrically nonconducting state to a semiconducting state shown by glasses of special composition upon application of a certain minimum voltage

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Other Words from Ovonics

ovonic adjective, often capitalized

First Known Use of Ovonics

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ovonics

Stanford R. Ovshinsky born 1923 American inventor + electronics

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“Ovonics.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ovonics. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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