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sem•i•con•duc•tor



Pronunciation: (sem"ē-kun-duk'tur, sem"ī-), [key]
n.
1. a substance, as silicon or germanium, with electrical conductivity intermediate between that of an insulator and a conductor: a basic component of various kinds of electronic circuit element (sem'iconductor device") used in communications, control, and detection technology and in computers.
2. a semiconductor device.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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