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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
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.
electronicThe use of electricity in intelligence-bearing devices, such as radios, TVs, instruments, computers and telecommunications. Electricity used as raw power for heat, light and motors is considered electrical, not electronic.
Although coined earlier, "Electronics" magazine (1930) popularized the term. The magazine subheading read "Electron Tubes - Their Radio, Audio, Visio and Industrial Applications." The term was derived from the electron (vacuum) tube.