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English definition of “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 adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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