diode

noun
di·​ode | \ ˈdī-ˌōd How to pronounce diode (audio) \

Definition of diode

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

Examples of diode in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1957, Esaki and colleagues made the first demonstration of solid tunneling effects in physics, leading to a device that would come to bear his name: the Esaki tunnel diode, the first quantum electronic device. Tom Mullaney, Quartz, 29 May 2021 Each individual pixel is a diode that provides its own illumination, so the screen doesn’t need a backlight. Popular Science, 3 Dec. 2020 Each individual pixel is a diode that provides its own illumination, so the screen doesn’t need a backlight. Popular Science, 3 Dec. 2020 Each individual pixel is a diode that provides its own illumination, so the screen doesn’t need a backlight. Popular Science, 3 Dec. 2020 Each individual pixel is a diode that provides its own illumination, so the screen doesn’t need a backlight. Popular Science, 3 Dec. 2020 Each individual pixel is a diode that provides its own illumination, so the screen doesn’t need a backlight. Popular Science, 3 Dec. 2020 Each individual pixel is a diode that provides its own illumination, so the screen doesn’t need a backlight. Popular Science, 3 Dec. 2020 Each individual pixel is a diode that provides its own illumination, so the screen doesn’t need a backlight. Popular Science, 3 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of diode

1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Diode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diode. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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diode

noun

English Language Learners Definition of diode

technical : an electronic device that allows an electric current to flow in one direction only

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