transistor

See also: Transistor and transístor

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Blend of transfer +‎ resistor. Said to have been coined by John Robinson Pierce in 1947.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

transistor (plural transistors)

  1. (semiconductors) A solid-state semiconductor device, with three terminals, which can be used for amplification, switching, voltage stabilization, signal modulation, and many other functions.
  2. (dated, informal) A transistor radio.
    • 1978, Billy Joel, "Half a Mile Away"
      Turn your transistor on and let the music play

Usage notesEdit

Transistors, when referring to semiconductor components, may encompass field-effect transistors (FET), unijunction transistors (UJT), or bipolar junction transistor (BJT); however, often the bipolar type is assumed.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

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Further readingEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

English transistor

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tʁɑ̃.zis.tɔʁ/
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NounEdit

transistor m (plural transistors)

  1. transistor
  2. (metonymically) transistor radio
    • 1982, “Un été sans toi”, performed by Charles Aznavour:
      Sur mon matelas / Je rêve à ton corps / Soûlé par la voix / De mon transistor
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GalicianEdit

NounEdit

transistor m (plural transistores)

  1. a transistor (semiconductor device)
  2. a transistor radio

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English transistor.

NounEdit

 
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transistor m (invariable)

  1. transistor (device)
  2. transistor radio

Derived termsEdit


PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

transistor m (plural transistores)

  1. (Brazil) Alternative form of transístor

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

transistor m (plural transistores)

  1. transistor

SwedishEdit

 
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NounEdit

transistor c

  1. (electronics) a transistor (semiconductor component)
  2. (dated) a transistor, a transistor radio

DeclensionEdit

Declension of transistor 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative transistor transistorn transistorer transistorerna
Genitive transistors transistorns transistorers transistorernas