semiconductor: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sem"ē-kun-duk'tur, sem"ī-), [key]
— n.
  1. a substance, as silicon or germanium, with electrical conductivity intermediate between that of an insulator and a conductor: a basic component of various kinds of electronic circuit elementused in communications, control, and detection technology and in computers.
  2. a semiconductor device.
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