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electronic

adjective uk   /ɪˌlekˈtrɒn.ɪk/  us   /-ˈtrɑː.nɪk/

electronic adjective (ELECTRICAL)

B1 (especially of equipment), using, based on, or used in a system of operation that involves the control of electric current by various devices: an electronic keyboard/game electronic components/devices
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electronic adjective (COMPUTING)

B1 relating to computers or something that is done by computers: electronic communication/cash electronic publishing
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electronically
adverb uk   /-ˈtrɒn.ɪ.kəl.i/  us   /-ˈtrɑː.nɪ.kəl.i/
B2 electronically generated graphics electronically stored information
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