HyperDic: semiconductor

English > 2 senses of the word semiconductor:
NOUNsubstancesemiconductor, semiconducting materiala substance as germanium or silicon whose electrical conductivity is intermediate between that of a metal and an insulator
artifactsemiconductor, semiconductor device, semiconductor unita conductor made with semiconducting material
semiconductor > pronunciation
Soundsseh.maykahndah'kter; seh.mihkahndah'kter; seh.miykahndah'kter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > semiconductor: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA substance as germanium or silicon whose electrical conductivity is intermediate between that of a metal and an insulator; its conductivity increases with temperature and in the presence of impurities.
Synonymsemiconducting material
Narrowergermanium, Ge, atomic number 32A brittle / brittle grey crystalline element that is a semiconducting metalloid (resembling silicon) used in transistors
silicon, Si, atomic number 14A tetravalent nonmetallic element
BroaderconductorA substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat
Substance ofsemiconductor device, semiconductor unit, semiconductorA conductor made with semiconducting material
Spanishsemiconductor
Catalansemiconductor
English > semiconductor: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA conductor made with semiconducting material.
Synonymssemiconductor device, semiconductor unit
Narrowerchip, microchip, micro chip, silicon chip, microprocessor chipelectronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit
diode, semiconductor diode, junction rectifier, crystal rectifierA semiconductor that consists of a p-n junction
n-type semiconductorA semiconductor in which electrical conduction is due chiefly to the movement of electrons
p-type semiconductorA semiconductor in which electrical conduction is due chiefly to the movement of positive holes
thermistor, thermal resistorA semiconductor device made of materials whose resistance varies as a function of temperature
transistor, junction transistor, electronic transistorA semiconductor device capable of amplification
BroaderconductorA device designed to transmit electricity, heat / heat, etc.
Substancessemiconductor, semiconducting materialA substance as germanium or silicon whose electrical conductivity is intermediate between that of a metal and an insulator
Spanishaparato semiconductor, semiconductor, unidad semiconductora
Catalansemiconductor

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