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English definition of “electronic”

electronic

adjective
 
 
/ɪˌlekˈtrɒnɪk/
using, based on, or used in a system of operation which involves the control of electric current by various devices, such as microchips: electronic games/gadgets/goods They design integrated circuits and other electronic components. electronic device/equipment/product → Compare electrical
IT kept in electronic form on a microchip, disk, or computer: an electronic catalogue/database electronic data/records → Compare digital
INTERNET, E-COMMERCE using the internet or another electronic communication system in order to operate: electronic access/billing electronic media/publishing These days, people are using a growing array of electronic communication methods - e-mail, text messaging, instant messaging, and social networking sites.electronic payment/cash system Cheques are steadily being replaced by electronic payment systems such as debit cards.
electronically /ɪˌlekˈtrɒnɪkli/ US   /-ˈtrɑːnɪ-/ adverb
(Definition of electronic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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