electronic

adjective elec·tron·ic \ i-ˌlek-ˈträ-nik \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of electronic

1 : of or relating to electrons
2 a : 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
3 a : 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

electronically

play \i-ˌlek-ˈträ-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of electronic in a Sentence

  1. electronic devices such as televisions and computers

  2. Sign up for electronic banking.

Recent Examples of electronic from the Web

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First Known Use of electronic

1902

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ELECTRONIC Defined for English Language Learners

electronic

adjective

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

electronic

adjective elec·tron·ic \ i-ˌlek-ˈträ-nik \

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

electronically

adverb

Medical Dictionary

electronic

adjective elec·tron·ic \ i-ˌlek-ˈträn-ik \

medical Definition of electronic

: of or relating to electrons or electronics

electronically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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