Meaning of “electronics” in the English Dictionary

"electronics" in British English

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electronicsnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌel.ekˈtrɒn.ɪks/ us /iˌlekˈtrɑː.nɪks/

B2 the scientific study of electric current and the technology that uses it:

a degree in electronics
the electronics industry

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  • In the electronics industry, for instance, 5000 jobs are being lost.
  • Advances in electronics mean that the technology is already available.
  • Cadmium is a toxic waste product of the electronics industry.
  • The electronics division was split off into a freestanding company.
  • The electronics industry is showing signs of stagnating after 15 years of tremendous growth.

(Definition of “electronics” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"electronics" in American English

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electronicsnoun [ U ]

us /ɪˌlekˈtrɑn·ɪks/

the scientific study of electric current and the technology that uses it:

a degree in electronics
the electronics industry

(Definition of “electronics” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"electronics" in Business English

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electronicsnoun

uk /ˌɪlekˈtrɒnɪks/ us

[ 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:

[ U ] ECONOMICS the part of the economy that is involved in manufacturing and selling electronic equipment:

electronics company/industry/sector

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