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electronic

1. of, concerned with, using, or operated by devices in which electrons are conducted through a semiconductor, free space, or gas
2. of or concerned with electronics
3. of or concerned with electrons or an electron
4. involving or concerned with the representation, storage, or transmission of information by electronic systems

electronic

[i‚lek′trän·ik]
(electronics)
Pertaining to electron devices or to circuits or systems utilizing electron devices, including electron tubes, magnetic amplifiers, transistors, and other devices that do the work of electron tubes.

electronic

No moving/mechanical parts. The term electronic implies that analog and/or digital circuits are used to provide a solution. Electricity (electrons) activate semiconductor elements that change their state, but all the movement is at atomic levels. Electronic systems also imply some form of decision making or "intelligence" as in all computer-based devices.

Electromechanical and Electrical
Computers, smartphones and tablets are examples of electronic devices, whereas a keyboard and mouse are electromechanical devices because they have moving parts (keys, buttons, scroll wheels). Electricity used as raw power for heat, light and motors is considered electrical, not electronic.

From "Electron Tube"
Although coined earlier, "Electronics" magazine (1930) popularized the term electronic. The magazine subheading read "Electron Tubes - Their Radio, Audio, Visio and Industrial Applications." The term was derived from the electron (vacuum) tube. See semiconductor, vacuum tube, hardware circuit, electron and electromechanical.
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The proposal would require member states to mutually recognise each other's national electronic identification systems, provided that these systems have been reported to the European Commission.
ELECTRONIC identification systems for animals are now firmly under the political spotlight in Brussels with possible outcomes for ways forward expected soon.
Nothing was heard of the bikes, which had both been fitted with Data- tag electronic identification systems, until November that year when a Dean Lawson bought the Fireblade from Kidney after seeing it advertised in a magazine.
A pilot project called STORK' to enable cross-border recognition of electronic identification systems and to facilitate access to public services in 18 European countries (see https://www.
The group gave a presentation to Euro-MPs and EC officials highlighting the interim findings of the scheme that will evaluate the viability of electronic identification systems in livestock in Wales.
Identification Data & Imaging (IDI) is the single-source provider of visual and electronic identification systems, CCTV, peripherals and supplies to companies and organizations in the private and public sectors.

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