electronics

plural noun
elec·​tron·​ics | \ i-ˌlek-ˈträ-niks How to pronounce electronics (audio) \

Definition of electronics

1 singular in construction : a branch of physics that deals with the emission, behavior, and effects of electrons (as in electron tubes and transistors) and with electronic devices
2 : electronic components, devices, or equipment

Examples of electronics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plus, portable electronics are typically covered only up to $1,500 under a standard homeowners policy, according to the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, 10 July 2021 As with past iterations of the model, all of the drive-assist electronics are controlled by the Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Attiva (LDVA) system that factors in real-time data from its numerous sensors to constantly optimize settings. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 7 July 2021 There, too, are rare earths, so necessary in wind turbines and modern electronics. Llewellyn King, Forbes, 7 July 2021 Unfortunately, the controller is an amalgam of hydraulics and electronics that has no user-serviceable parts inside. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, 7 July 2021 Like so many electronics, ankle monitors also don’t always work. NBC News, 5 July 2021 However, 89% of respondents in financial services; 81% in health care; 75% in technology, internet and electronics; and 69% education said their company has strategic initiatives underway. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 1 July 2021 The production on both tapes were sonically varied, blending industrial and experimental electronics with stream-of-conscious rapping. Jeff Ihaza, Rolling Stone, 28 June 2021 With Jewish community members among the many unaccounted for in the high-rise's sudden destruction this week, Friday evening observances of Shabbat - a religious day of rest where many abstain from work and electronics - took a mournful turn. BostonGlobe.com, 26 June 2021

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First Known Use of electronics

1908, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of electronics was in 1908

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15 Jul 2021

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“Electronics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electronics. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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electronics

noun

English Language Learners Definition of electronics

US : devices (such as televisions, radios, and computers) that operate using many small electrical parts
: electronic parts
technical : a science that deals with the uses and effects of electrons

electronics

noun
elec·​tron·​ics | \ i-ˌlek-ˈträ-niks How to pronounce electronics (audio) \

Kids Definition of electronics

: a science that deals with the giving off, action, and effects of electrons in vacuums, gases, and semiconductors and with devices using such electrons

electronics

noun plural
elec·​tron·​ics | \ -iks How to pronounce electronics (audio) \

Medical Definition of electronics

1 singular in construction : a branch of physics that deals with the emission, behavior, and effects of electrons (as in electron tubes and transistors) and with electronic devices
2 : electronic devices or equipment

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