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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A brittle grey crystalline element that is a semiconducting metalloid (resembling silicon) used in transistors.

Usage examples (40)
  • Clemens Winkler named germanium from the Latin word Germania meaning Germany.
  • A simple integrated circuit in germanium, a commonly used semiconductor at that time.
  • The project I worked on was the measurement of the lifetime of photo-excited carriers in germanium.
  • Xilingol, it turns out, may have China's largest deposit of germanium, which is found in the dust of the local brown coal. for more
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