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Meaning of “electronic” in the English Dictionary

"electronic" in British English

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electronicadjective

uk   /ɪˌlekˈtrɒn.ɪk/  us   /-ˈtrɑː.nɪk/
  • electronic adjective (ELECTRICAL)

B1 (​especially of ​equipment), using, ​based on, or used in a ​system of ​operation that ​involves the ​control of ​electriccurrent by ​variousdevices: an electronic ​keyboard/​game electronic ​components/​devices

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  • electronic adjective (COMPUTING)

B1 relating to ​computers or something that is done by ​computers: electronic ​communication/​cash electronic ​publishing

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electronically
adverb uk   /-ˈtrɒn.ɪ.kəl.i/  us   /-ˈtrɑː.nɪ.kəl.i/
B2 electronically ​generatedgraphics electronically ​storedinformation
(Definition of electronic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"electronic" in American English

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electronicadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪˌlekˈtrɑn·ɪk/
involving a ​system of ​operation that ​involves the ​control of a ​flow of ​electrons esp. in ​variousdevicesincludingcomputers: electronic ​components/​equipment electronic ​banking The ​huge electronic ​scoreboardshowed a ​replay of the last ​goal.
electronically
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ɪˌlekˈtrɑn·ɪk·li/
(Definition of electronic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"electronic" in Business English

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electronicadjective

uk   us   /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 ​designintegratedcircuits and other electronic ​components. electronic ​device/​equipment/​product
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IT kept in electronic ​form on a microchip, ​disk, or ​computer: an electronic ​catalogue/​database electronic ​data/​records
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INTERNET, E-COMMERCE using the ​internet or another electronic ​communicationsystem in ​order to ​operate: electronic ​access/​billing electronic ​media/​publishing These days, ​people are using a ​growingarray of electronic ​communicationmethods - ​e-mail, ​textmessaging, ​instantmessaging, and ​socialnetworkingsites.electronic payment/cash system Cheques are ​steadily being ​replaced by electronic ​paymentsystems such as ​debitcards.
electronically
adverb /ɪˌlekˈtrɒnɪkli/  us /-ˈtrɑːnɪ-/
These ​journals will soon be ​available electronically.
(Definition of electronic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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