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electronic adj
1 of or relating to electronics; concerned with or using devices that operate on principles governing the behavior of electrons; "electronic devices"
2 of or concerned with electrons; "electronic energy"

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From Latinised Greek "electrinus" "made of amber", from Ancient Greek ήλεκτρον (elektron) "amber", from ηλέκτωρ (elektor) "shiny, bright", from ήλιος (elios) "sun".


  • a RP /ˌɛl.ɛkˈtɹɒn.ɪk/|/ˌɛl.ɪkˈtɹɒn.ɪk/|/ɪˌlɛkˈtɹɒn.ɪk/, /I%lEk"trQnIk/
  • a US /ɪˌlɛkˈtɹɑː.nɪk/|/ˌiː.lɛkˈtɹɑː.nɪk/


  1. In the context of "physics|chemistry": : Of or pertaining to an electron or electrons.
  2. Operating on the physical behavior of electrons, especially in semiconductors.
  3. Generated by an electronic (2) device (electronic music).


Extensive Definition

Electronic may refer to:
electronic in Simple English: Electronic
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