transistor (plural transistors)

  1. (semiconductors) A solid-state semiconductor device, with three terminals, which can be used for amplification, switching, voltage stabilization, signal modulation, and many other functions.
  2. (dated, informal) A transistor radio.
    • 1978, Billy Joel, "Half a Mile Away"
      Turn your transistor on and let the music play
Translations Translations
  • Italian: radiolina
  • Russian: транзи́стор

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.002
Offline English dictionary