Definition of thyristor in English:

thyristor

Syllabification: thy·ris·tor
Pronunciation: /THīˈristər
 
/

noun

Electronics
A four-layered semiconductor rectifier in which the flow of current between two electrodes is triggered by a signal at a third electrode.
More example sentences
  • The thyristor is the device that's used in all wall dimmer switches.
  • The company offers a broad range of thyristor products that are used in a variety of applications.
  • There is a need for two conditions to be present simultaneously to turn on the thyristor.

Origin

1950s: blend of thyratron, denoting a kind of thermionic tube (from Greek thura 'gate') and transistor.

Definition of thyristor in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day neoteny
Pronunciation: niːˈɒt(ə)ni
noun
retention of juvenile features in the adult animal