: relating to or being a semiconductor in which charge is carried by holes compare n-type

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This means constructing both n-type and p-type sources and drains by epitaxy—crystal deposition—and adding different metal gates for the two transistors. Marko Radosavljevic, IEEE Spectrum, 11 Aug. 2022

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Word History


positive type

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of p-type was in 1946

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“P-type.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/p-type. Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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