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transistor

noun [C] uk   /trænˈzɪs.tər/ us    /-ˈzɪs.tɚ/
a small electrical device containing a semiconductor, used in televisions, radios, etc. to control or increase an electric currentElectrical components and circuitry (also transistor radio, informal trannie) a small radio containing transistors, used especially in the pastRadio
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