field-effect transistor

noun
field-ef·fect transistor | \ ˈfēld-ə-ˌfekt- \

Definition of field-effect transistor 

: a transistor in which the output current is controlled by a variable electric field

First Known Use of field-effect transistor

1952, in the meaning defined above

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