diode

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noun di·ode \ˈdī-ˌōd\

Definition of diode

  1. :  an electronic device that has two electrodes or terminals and is used especially as a rectifier

Origin and Etymology of diode

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1919


DIODE Defined for English Language Learners

diode

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noun di·ode \ˈdī-ˌōd\

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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