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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A semiconductor that consists of a p-n junction; A thermionic tube having two electrodes.

Usage examples (39)
  • Otellini compared the Obama administration to a "diode" -- an electronic device that conducts electric current in only one direction.
  • The result can be seen to be that a diode is a one way valve for electrons.
  • This is potentially useful, but the diode is a more important (and difficult) component to replicate.
  • A diode is a junction of two types of semiconductor, which only allow electrons to flow in one direction. for more
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