from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An electronic device that restricts current flow chiefly to one direction.
- n. An electron tube having a cathode and an anode.
- n. A two-terminal semiconductor device used chiefly as a rectifier.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An electronic device that allows current to flow in one direction only; a valve.
- n. A two-terminal semiconductor device, having a p-n junction, used chiefly as a rectifier.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of two ways; in elect. teleg., same as duplex.
- n. In botany, the rudimentary or transition body in vascular plants which develops into the prothallium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a thermionic tube having two electrodes; used as a rectifier
- n. a semiconductor that consists of a p-n junction
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Otellini compared the Obama administration to a "diode" -- an electronic device that conducts electric current in only one direction.
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A diode is a junction of two types of semiconductor, which only allow electrons to flow in one direction.
It looks like something out of "Star Wars," but it's not sci-fi, it's high tech and it's called a diode laser.
Don't misunderstand my opinion here ... a diode is a nice feature, but just un-necessary if you are running such a minimal system and you want to maximize what little you have available.
This is potentially useful, but the diode is a more important (and difficult) component to replicate.
Kozicki said his team was wrestling with how find a way to build an electrical element, called a diode, into the memory cell.
Kozicki said his team was wrestling with how to find a way to build an electrical element, called a diode, into the memory cell.
The result can be seen to be that a diode is a one way valve for electrons.
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