zener diode

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noun, often capitalized Z ze·ner diode \ˈzē-nər-, ˈze-\

Definition of zener diode

  1. :  a silicon semiconductor device used especially as a voltage regulator

Origin and Etymology of zener diode

Clarence M. Zener †1993 American physicist


First Known Use: 1957


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