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electronics

noun
 
 
/ˌɪlekˈtrɒnɪks/
[U] the scientific study of electric current and the technology of using it to manufacture electronic equipment: The minimum qualification for the job is a masters degree in electronics and computer technology.
[plural] the small electrical parts, such as transistors and chips, that are used in electronic equipment: The manufacturing facility makes electronics for telecommunications and medical equipment.
[U] ECONOMICS the part of the economy that is involved in manufacturing and selling electronic equipment: electronics company/industry/sector
[plural] products that use electronic parts: Sales of electronics and toys have been strong. →  See also consumer electronics , home electronics , industrial electronics , microelectronics
Translations of “electronics”
in Korean 전자 공학…
in Arabic عِلْم الإلِكِتْرونيّات…
in Portuguese eletrônica…
in Catalan electrònica…
in Japanese 電子工学(技術)…
in Italian elettronica…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電子學…
in Russian электроника…
in Turkish elektronik bilimi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 电子学…
in Polish elektronika…
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