Meaning of field-effect transistor

field'-ef•fect transis"tor

Pronunciation: (fēld'i-fekt"), [key]
— Electronics. Electronics.
  1. a transistor in which the output current is varied by varying the value of an electric field within a region of the device. Abbr.: FET
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