Definition of electronic in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˌlekˈtränik/


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.
1.2Relating 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.
2Relating 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.


Early 20th century: from electron + -ic.

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Syllabification: e·lec·tron·ic

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