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.
Recent Examples on the Web Much of Ocasek’s work came with acts whose music didn’t sound much like The Cars at all, such as Black 47 or the electronic-leaning band Brazilian Girls. Eric R. Danton, Fortune, "Just What I Needed: Beyond The Cars, Ric Ocasek Also Left a Producing Legacy," 17 Sep. 2019 Composer Laurie Spiegel was honored for her electronic music compositions, and molecular biologist Flossie Wong-Staal for work that helped prove HIV is the cause of AIDS. Carolyn Thompson, SFChronicle.com, "Women’s Hall of Fame new inductees include Sotomayor, Fonda, Allred," 14 Sep. 2019 The corners of the genre overlap with nearly every other form of music, from jazz and avant garde to more recognizable blues, country, rock, folk and electronic-dance-music. John Wenzel, The Know, "Are we just high, or is Colorado the No. 1 market for jam bands?," 9 Sep. 2019 Before Young Teazer formed, Stoops created sampled electronic music as P.Stoops, and Hope has rocked out in various local bands including Seafair (which was featured on an episode of The Cleveland Sessions), Beachweek and The Sublets. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland.com, "Cleveland’s Young Teazer premieres first-ever single ‘GLTS’," 30 Aug. 2019 Sharing the computing wealth The computer science department shared the top floor with acoustic and behavioral research, a much larger department headed up by Max Mathews, a pioneer in electronic music, voice synthesis, and voice recognition. Richard Jensen, Ars Technica, "Unix at 50: How the OS that powered smartphones started from failure," 29 Aug. 2019 In a black tent in front of Les Invalides, a glass box with flashing lights descended from the ceiling to the beeping and buzzing of electronic music. Lisa Birnbach, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Return of Preppy Fashion," 27 Aug. 2019 On August 30 and 31, North Coast Music Festival once again takes over Chicago’s Northerly Island for two energetic days of electronic music in the middle of Lake Michigan. Joseph Hernandez, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in Chicago Labor Day Weekend 2019," 23 Aug. 2019 Together now for a decuade, the group has evolved fusing hip-hop beats into their signature take on electronic music. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, "What you need to know about this weekend’s Druid City Music Festival featuring Big Boi, Blackberry Smoke," 22 Aug. 2019

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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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How to pronounce electronic (audio)

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


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


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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