transistor

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See also: Transistor and transístor

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of transfer +‎ resistor. Said to have been coined by John Robinson Pierce in 1947.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

transistor (plural transistors)

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  1. 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.

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Translations[edit]

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Transistors, when referring to semiconductor components, may encompass Field Effect Transistors (FET), Unijunction Transistors (UJT), or Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT), however often the bipolar type is assumed.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tʁɑ̃.zis.tɔʁ/
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Noun[edit]

transistor m (plural transistors)

  1. transistor
  2. transistor radio

Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

transistor m (plural transistores)

  1. a transistor (semiconductor device)
  2. a transistor radio

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English transistor.

Noun[edit]

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transistor m (invariable)

  1. transistor (device)
  2. transistor radio

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

transistor m (plural transistores)

  1. (Brazil) Alternative form of transístor

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

transistor m (plural transistores)

  1. transistor

Swedish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

transistor c

  1. (electronics) a transistor (semiconductor component)
  2. (dated) a transistor, a transistor radio

Declension[edit]

Declension of transistor 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative transistor transistorn transistorer transistorerna
Genitive transistors transistorns transistorers transistorernas