diode

noun di·ode \ ˈdī-ˌōd \

Definition of diode

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

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DIODE Defined for English Language Learners

diode

noun

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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