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 injectionb : implemented on or by means of a computer : involving a computer electronic banking
3a : generating musical tones by electronic means an electronic organb : 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
electronicallyplay \i-ˌlek-ˈträ-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of electronic in a Sentence
electronic devices such as televisions and computers
Sign up for electronic banking.
Recent Examples of electronic from the Web
In this Monday, May 15, 2017, file photo, employees watch electronic boards monitoring possible ransomware cyberattacks at the Korea Internet and Security Agency in Seoul, South Korea.
No new talks on restrictions are planned, U.S. spokesman says The U.S. should expand the use of bomb-sniffing dogs and screening technology to avoid a sweeping ban on electronic devices that would pummel business travel, an airline group said.
The media organizations’ attorneys contended the judge had to show compelling reasons for sharply limiting the number of reporters and the use of electronic devices.
Grouper will present the electronic composer William Basinski.
The electronic books were used on a trial basis by 25 counties in the November 2016 election.
What worries him more these days is the coming of electronic logbooks.
At that time, there was virtually no electronic or digital commerce.
Architecturally, the bunker-style building is a bland structure impenetrable to electronic eavesdropping.
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First Known Use of electronic
ELECTRONIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of electronic for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of electronic for Students
1 : relating to or using the principles of electronics an electronic device
2 : operating by means of or using a computer electronic banking
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