Pronunciation: (krī'u-tron"), [key]
—n. Electronics, Computers.
a cryogenic device that uses the principle that a varying magnetic field can cause the resistance of a superconducting element to change rapidly between its high normal and low superconductive values: used as a switch and as a computer-memory element.
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