electronic

adjective
elec·​tron·​ic | \ i-ˌlek-ˈträ-nik How to pronounce electronic (audio) \

Definition of electronic

1 : of or relating to electrons
2a : of, relating to, or utilizing devices constructed or working by the methods or principles of electronics electronic fuel injection
b : implemented on or by means of a computer : involving a computer electronic banking
3a : generating musical tones by electronic means an electronic organ
b : of, relating to, or being music that consists of sounds electronically generated or modified
4 : of, relating to, or being a medium (such as television) by which information is transmitted electronically electronic journalism

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Other Words from electronic

electronically \ i-​ˌlek-​ˈträ-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce electronically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of electronic in a Sentence

electronic devices such as televisions and computers Sign up for electronic banking.

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In lieu of a dinner bell, a multicolored strobe sequence and an electronic soundtrack played through the speakers and summoned guests to their seats. Kaitlyn Weiss, Vogue, "Inside BAM’s Otherworldy Gala Honoring Ethan Hawke and Walter Mosley," 16 May 2019 Here, as in the C7 Corvette and numerous BMWs and Ferraris, an electronic locking differential allows the Supra to get smoothly sideways without snapping into a spin. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "With the 2020 GR Supra, Toyota Gets In Touch With Its Fun Side," 12 May 2019 In the same way that Farnaz massaged my face into order, Martyn used her tools to jolt my muscles into formation, working the microcurrent wand along my brows while electronic patches gently pulsed along my neck, jawline, and cheeks. Glamour, "We Tried the Best Methods for Getting Rid of Dark Circles Under Your Eyes," 30 Apr. 2019 The idea behind vibrating foam rollers and other electronic massage devices is that the vibrations may help alter our perception of pain, says Reavy. Amy Marturana, SELF, "How to Shop for a Foam Roller," 30 Mar. 2019 Reduce screen time Blue light, or artificial blue wavelength lighting emitted by electronic devices, can keep you awake and therefore, disrupt your sleep. Danielle Corcione, Teen Vogue, "How to Fall Asleep," 12 Mar. 2019 Since 2003, Unsound, which now has iterations in cities ranging from New York to Belarus, has brought the best of the avant-garde electronic and experimental underground to Krakow, Poland. Vogue, "Forget Coachella: These Far-Flung Alternatives Are Pushing Festival Style Forward," 9 Mar. 2019 The brakes are completely electronic, unlike some other scooters that also include manual hand brakes or disc brakes. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Unagi is the $1,190 electric scooter you won’t want to share with anyone," 17 Nov. 2018 Community Memory's users left one another electronic messages about these same topics. Nancy Baym, WIRED, "Book Excerpt: How Music Fans Built the Internet," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of electronic

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of electronic was in 1902

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electronic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of electronic

: operating through the use of many small electrical parts (such as microchips and transistors)
: produced by the use of electronic equipment
: operating by means of a computer : involving a computer or a computer system

electronic

adjective
elec·​tron·​ic | \ i-ˌlek-ˈträ-nik How to pronounce electronic (audio) \

Kids Definition of electronic

1 : relating to or using the principles of electronics an electronic device
2 : operating by means of or using a computer electronic banking

Other Words from electronic

electronically adverb

electronic

adjective
elec·​tron·​ic | \ i-ˌlek-ˈträn-ik How to pronounce electronic (audio) \

Medical Definition of electronic

: of or relating to electrons or electronics

Other Words from electronic

electronically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce electronically (audio) \ adverb

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