Definition of diode
: an electronic device that has two electrodes or terminals and is used especially as a rectifier
Recent Examples of diode from the Web
Before It Was Even Possible In 2009, just two years after the original iPhone was released, rumors surfaced, saying the iPhone could come with an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen.
Last year, Detroit completed a $185 million conversion of its archaic streetlight system to LED — light-emitting diode — after emerging from bankruptcy.
In a letter Friday, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) wrote to Perry that the office helped American businesses by opening up overseas markets for things like light-emitting diodes, or LEDs.
The structures were installed in 2000 and updated five years later, when the original lamps were replaced with light-emitting diodes, or LEDs.
Zhu is working on diodes that convert electricity into light.
Images and a video appeared this week that offered a compelling take on the design, including a depiction of an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display – a first for an iPhone – that occupies the entire front of the phone from edge to edge.
There are three main types of driving lights: halogen, LED (light-emitting diode) and HID (high-intensity discharge).
Apple is also rumored to be considering a virtual fingerprint sensor, which would be baked into the smartphone's screen and might use organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen technology to boost the display's brightness and color accuracy.
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Origin and Etymology of diode
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1919See Words from the same year
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Definition of diode for English Language Learners
: an electronic device that allows an electric current to flow in one direction only
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