Meaning of “electronic” in the English Dictionary

"electronic" in British English

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uk /ˌel.ekˈtrɒn.ɪk/ us /iˌlekˈtrɑː.nɪk/
adverb uk /ˌel.ekˈtrɒn.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /iˌlekˈtrɑː.nɪ.kəl.i/


electronically generated graphics
electronically stored information

(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 various devices including computers:

electronic banking
The huge electronic scoreboard showed a replay of the last goal.
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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uk /ɪˌlekˈtrɒnɪk/ us

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.

IT kept in electronic form on a microchip, disk, or computer:

an electronic catalogue/database
electronic data/records

INTERNET, E-COMMERCE using the internet or another electronic communication system in order to operate:

electronic access/billing
electronic media/publishing
electronic payment/cash system Cheques are steadily being replaced by electronic payment systems such as debit cards.
adverb /ɪˌlekˈtrɒnɪkli/ /-ˈtrɑːnɪ-/

These journals will soon be available electronically.

(Definition of “electronic” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)