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tran•sis•tor



Pronunciation: (tran-zis'tur), [key]
n.
1. Electronics.a semiconductor device that amplifies, oscillates, or switches the flow of current between two terminals by varying the current or voltage between one of the terminals and a third: although much smaller in size than a vacuum tube, it performs similar functions without requiring current to heat a cathode.
2. Informal.a transistorized radio.

adj.
Informal.transistorized: a transistor radio.

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

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