Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to electrons.
  • adjective Of, based on, operated by, or otherwise involving the controlled conduction of electrons or other charge carriers, especially in a vacuum, gas, or semiconducting material.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or produced by means of electronics.
  • adjective Of or relating to music produced or altered by electronic means, as by a tape recorder or synthesizer.
  • adjective Of, implemented on, or controlled by a computer or computer network.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of electrons. See electron, 2 and 3.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Physics & Chem.) Of or pertaining to an electron or electrons.
  • adjective Using the methods or principles of electronics as part of the working mechanism; -- of devices.
  • adjective Using computerized storage or transmission of information
  • adjective of or pertaining to electronics.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective physics, chemistry : Of or pertaining to an electron or electrons.
  • adjective Operating on the physical behavior of electrons, especially in semiconductors.
  • adjective Generated by an electronic device.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Internet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or concerned with electrons
  • adjective of or relating to electronics; concerned with or using devices that operate on principles governing the behavior of electrons

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin electrinus ("made of amber"), from Ancient Greek ἤλεκτρον (ēlektron, "amber").

Examples

  • At least we have seen some serious comments, by those familiar with computers, aimed at disabusing us of the term electronic brain, pointing out that the analogy between the human brain and the computer is a totally false one: although computers can sort and organize and generally process information at incredible speeds, they cannot

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 3

  • Goldwater never forgave the Johnson campaign for what he called "electronic dirt."

    The Nuclear Option

  • We got the authority last year to put into effect what we call electronic travel authorization.

    CNN Transcript Jan 17, 2008

  • This is -- this would be the ruination of talk radio and the end of what I call the electronic town hall.

    CNN Transcript Feb 15, 2008

  • They ` re going to be able to find what we call electronic footprints that are on his hard drive, trace back through the server to whoever he was in contact with.

    CNN Transcript Oct 24, 2006

  • Web site in the form of what they call electronic briefing books and I just posted one on -- on the Directorate of Science and Technology, and it also produces document sets which consist of maybe 15,000 pages of declassified documents on microfiche along with a-- a guide that contains a chronology and a-- and an essay about the topic.

    Body of Secrets/The Wizards of Langley

  • GATES: Well, this is a prototype of what we call the electronic book.

    CNN Transcript - Larry King Live Weekend: Millennium 2000: Bill Gates Discusses Microsoft, Philanthropy and the Future of Computers - January 1, 2000

  • The association says that expanding the availability of what it calls electronic scratch machines could raise more than $150 million next year if the machines are installed at established banked card rooms around the state.

    The Seattle Times

  • But Dominguez, a practitioner of what he calls electronic civil disobedience, says the phones eventually will be available for use across Arizona.

    Tucson Weekly

  • But Dominguez, a practitioner of what he calls electronic civil disobedience, says the phones eventually will be available for use across Arizona.

    AltWeeklies.com Site Feed

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