light-emitting diode

noun
light-emit·​ting diode

Definition of light-emitting diode

: led

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Related Coverage Foxconn is currently considering producing higher end, pricier iPhones in India, including models with organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, displays, the people familiar said. WSJ, "Foxconn Looks Beyond China to India for iPhone Assembly," 22 Jan. 2019 Apple released the iPhone X last year with a variety of new components, including an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen and a face scanner the company calls Face ID. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Why Analysts Are Saying Apple's iPhone X Is Suffering From 'Flagging' Demand," 19 Mar. 2018 While most smartphones use a type of liquid crystal display, or LCD, a folding device will likely use a more flexible active-matrix organic light-emitting diode, or AMOLED, display, industry analysts said. Dan Strumpf, WSJ, "Smartphone Makers Seek Foldable Phones With Flex Appeal," 31 Oct. 2018 The machines use light-emitting diodes to show your MPH on the highway. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "That Radar Speed Road Sign Might Be Saving Your License Plate for Later," 1 Oct. 2018 Consider light-emitting diodes, the tiny part that makes LED light bulbs illuminate and are used in many industrial settings. New York Times, "What a Trade War With China Looks Like on the Front Lines," 23 June 2018 That technology, called MicroLED, makes for slimmer and brighter screens than those that use other technology, like liquid crystals or organic light-emitting diodes. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Apple Has Big Plans for Its March 27 Event," 24 Mar. 2018 The shift, expected both for this fall’s lineup and next year’s, would hurt Samsung, the main supplier of a newer type of display used in the iPhone X that is called organic light-emitting diode, or OLED. Timothy W. Martin, WSJ, "Samsung Estimates Operating-Profit Growth at 5%, Short of Expectations," 5 July 2018 Park staff removed 13 streetlights and switched many bulbs to light-emitting diodes (LED). Helena Oliviero, ajc, "Plan your trip: A guide to the Okefenokee swamp," 2 July 2018

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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