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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Ads two to three years ago often used electronic-music soundtracks, according to the executive. Nat Ives, WSJ, "Citi and Advertiser Group Start a Push to Lift Female Musicians," 8 Mar. 2019 Today, DJs and pop stars are bringing cumbia into the electronic music realm. Johnny Harris, Vox, "How this African beat spread through Latin America," 11 Dec. 2018 Ghostly International is one of the world’s premier electronic music labels. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Analogue’s limited edition SNES has custom sounds from your favorite Ghostly artists," 3 Dec. 2018 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers oversees development of a wide range of electrical and electronic standards. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Wi-Fi branding to get a lot simpler with upcoming “Wi-Fi 6”," 3 Oct. 2018 If your car has an electronic oil-change indicator on the instrument cluster, don't exceed its warning. Paul Weissler, Popular Mechanics, "How to Pick the Right Motor Oil for Your Car," 14 Feb. 2019 Democrats argue that electronic sensors and patrols are a more effective answer for additional border security. Will Weissert, The Seattle Times, "El Paso bristles at Trump’s claim that wall made city safe," 11 Feb. 2019 Perhaps the most crucial part of a producer's setup, the DAW is an electronic device or application software designed to compose, record, edit, and mix audio. Popular Mechanics, "Learn How to Produce Pro-Level Music for Under $30," 31 Jan. 2019 Gold for April delivery was up 0.8% at $1,325 a troy ounce in electronic trading late Wednesday afternoon in New York. Ira Iosebashvili, WSJ, "Gold Price Hits Seven-Month High," 30 Jan. 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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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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