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electronics

Syllabification: e·lec·tron·ics
Pronunciation: /əˌlekˈträniks
 
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Definition of electronics in English:

plural noun

[usually treated as singular]
1The branch of physics and technology concerned with the design of circuits using transistors and microchips, and with the behavior and movement of electrons in a semiconductor, conductor, vacuum, or gas: electronics is seen as a growth industry [as modifier]: electronics engineers
More example sentences
  • James achieved A grades in maths, further maths, physics, chemistry and electronics.
  • Three electronics engineers were hired when the assembly line was purchased.
  • Michael John Smith led an unremarkable life as an electronics engineer.
1.1 [treated as plural] Circuits or devices using transistors, microchips, and other components.
Example sentences
  • In the run up to Christmas, the company stockpiled toys and electronics - so that it could meet demand.
  • Indonesian workers are not yet familiar with computers and electronics.
  • Even when it is manufacturable, there is still packaging work needed for the back-end electronics.

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