Definition of electronic in English:


Syllabification: e·lec·tron·ic
Pronunciation: /ilekˈtränik, ˌēlek-


  • 1(Of a device) having or operating with the aid of many small components, especially microchips and transistors, that control and direct an electric current: an electronic calculator
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    • They'll also examine how humidity affects the surface of silicon, which is used to make microchips and other electronic devices.
    • The silicon transistors of modern electronic devices make connections to potentials the values of which represent zero and one throughout a system.
    • Modern airliners are packed with electronic devices that control the plane and handle navigation and communications.
  • 1.1(Of music) produced by electronic instruments.
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    • The marriage of hip-hop with electronic dance music is well established, but most of this group's collaborations sound like shotgun marriages.
    • São Paolo today feels like it is on the verge of another cultural revolution, led by hip hop and electronic dance music.
    • That nearly all music is electronic is a banal truism.
  • 1.2Of or relating to electronics: a degree in electronic engineering
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    • But the average added value of a worker in an electronic engineering firm, where design is critical, is $250,000.
    • The 38-year-old electronic engineering student, who speaks four languages, began refusing food on December 5 and lost three stone.
    • After one mind-numbingly boring semester of studying electronic engineering, I landed a job as junior sales assistant in a retail franchise.
  • 2Of or relating to electrons.
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    • Atomic physics involves specifically investigations into the electronic parts of the atom.
    • Other physicists have explored the electronic properties of DNA and its use as a scaffold for solid-state dye lasers.
    • The redshift in the absorption spectrum reflects electronic interactions between the porphyrin and the melanins.
  • 3Carried out or accessed by means of a computer or other electronic device, especially over a network: electronic banking
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    • They can share and download electronic collections on the Network.
    • The use of computer systems, electronic communication systems and Internet access is restricted to the conduct of company business.
    • With the introduction of the Internet, electronic and computer games, etc, we have seen a reduction in the relative time spent by budding West Indian cricketers on the cricket field.



Pronunciation: /-(ə)lē/
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  • The whole thing is laminated, holographed, security printed and electronically marked to avoid forgery.
  • Entertainment has long been an electronically dispersed industry.
  • The curvatures of the electronically controlled seats and backs can be individually adjusted.


early 20th century: from electron + -ic.

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