diode

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Learned formation, coined by William Eccles in 1919, after Greek δίοδος.

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diode (plural diodes)

  1. An electronic device that allows current to flow in one direction only; a valve.
  2. A two-terminal semiconductor device, having a p-n junction, used chiefly as a rectifier.

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