Definition of transistorize in English:

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Pronunciation: /tranˈzɪstərʌɪz/
Pronunciation: /trɑːnˈzɪstərʌɪz/ Pronunciation: /tranˈsɪstərʌɪz/ Pronunciation: /trɑnːˈsɪstərʌɪz/
(also transistorise)


[with object] (usually as adjective transistorized)
Design or make with transistors rather than valves: a transistorized tape recorder
More example sentences
  • There are probably fewer professional live musicians than there would be if we had never enjoyed radios, jukeboxes, transistorized stereos, or computerized file sharing.
  • The transistorized gravity-strain amplifier derives power from the gravitational field manipulation of positrons.
  • Radio became such an important and sought-after commodity that its development soon went from huge pieces of furniture for indoors to little transistorised ornaments to fit in one's pocket.



Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • He eventually gave it up, as color television and general transistorization shrank the ecological niche.
  • The present invention relates especially to the transistorization of a channel switch for use in a telephone exchange.
  • The outstanding features of this special computer, built in 1964, include full transistorization and a special magnetic core memory.

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Line breaks: tran¦sis¦tor|ize

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