transistor radio

noun

Definition of transistor radio

somewhat old-fashioned
:a small radio that has transistors

Word by Word Definitions

transistor play
  1. : a solid-state electronic device that is used to control the flow of electricity in electronic equipment and usually consists of a small block of a semiconductor (such as germanium) with at least three electrodes

  2. : a transistorized radio

radio play
  1. : of, relating to, or operated by radiant energy

  2. : of or relating to electric currents or phenomena (such as electromagnetic radiation) of frequencies between about 3000 hertz and 300 gigahertz

  3. : of, relating to, or used in radio or a radio set

  1. : the wireless transmission and reception of electric impulses or signals by means of electromagnetic waves

  2. : the use of these waves for the wireless transmission of electric impulses into which sound is converted

  3. : a radio message

  1. : to send or communicate by radio

  2. : to send a radio message to

  3. : to send or communicate something by radio

  1. — see radi-


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