semi·​con·​duct·​ing | \ ˌse-mē-kən-ˈdək-tiŋ How to pronounce semiconducting (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-\

Definition of semiconducting

: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a semiconductor

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The researchers consider a handful of semiconducting materials that fit the bill, rejecting a number of them because their component atoms weigh too much (like tin). John Timmer, Ars Technica, "The material science of building a light sail to take us to Alpha Centauri," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of semiconducting

1782, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of semiconducting was in 1782

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