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semiconductornoun [C]

uk   /ˌsem.i.kənˈdʌk.tər/ us   /ˌsem.i.kənˈdʌk.tɚ/
a material, such as silicon, that allows electricity to move through it more easily when its temperature increases, or an electronic device made from this material: Semiconductors are used for making integrated circuits and computers.
semiconducting
adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌsem.i.kənˈdʌk.tɪŋ/ us   /ˌsem.i.kənˈdʌk.tɪŋ/
(Definition of semiconductor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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semiconductornoun [C]

us   /ˈsem·i·kənˌdʌk·tər, ˈsem·ɑɪ-/
a substance, such as silicon, that allows some electricity to flow through it, used in making electronic devices
(Definition of semiconductor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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semiconductornoun [C]

uk   /ˌsemikənˈdʌktər/ us   IT
a material, such as silicon, that allows electricity to move through it more easily when its temperature increases, or an electronic machine made from this material
semiconducting
adjective [before noun] /ˈsemikənˌdʌktɪŋ/
semiconducting material.
(Definition of semiconductor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “semiconductor”
in Spanish Semiconductor…
in Vietnamese chất bán dẫn…
in Malaysian semikonduktor…
in Thai สารกึ่งตัวนำ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 半导体…
in Indonesian semikonduktor…
in Chinese (Traditional) 半導體…
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