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English definition of “semiconductor”

semiconductor

noun [C]     /ˌsem.i.kənˈdʌk.tər/ US  /-tɚ/
a material, such as silicon, that allows electricity to move through it more easily when its temperature increases, or an electronic device made from this material: Semiconductors are used for making integrated circuits and computers.Electricity and electronics semiconducting     /-tɪŋ/ adjective [before noun] Electricity and electronics
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