Definitions

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

  • noun The science and technology of electronic phenomena.
  • noun Electronic devices and systems.

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

  • noun the branch of physics that deals with the behavior of electrons. Electronics is primarily concerned with phenomena other than simple conduction, such as emission of electrons, storage of electrical charge, the effects of electrical fields on the conduction of electrons through a circuit, and amplification and manipulation of electric signals such as voltage or current by design of circuits. Electronics also encompasses the application of such fundamental principles to the construction of devices using the manipulation of electrons in their operation, known as electronic devices.
  • noun the branch of engineering concerned with design of devices using the principles of electronics, for practical purposes.
  • noun electronic devices generally, or the electronic circuits within an electronic device.

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

  • noun physics The study and use of electrical devices that operate by controlling the flow of electrons or other electrically charged particles.
  • noun plural A device or devices which require the flow of electrons through conductors and semiconductors in order to perform their function; devices that operate on electrical power (battery or outlet);
  • noun Electronic circuitry.

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

  • noun the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices

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Examples

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  • After we moved to Cuernavaca a friend of mine here that dabbled in electronics sold me a cell phone complete with a charger, car cord, belt holster, two batteries, (you needed an extra battery in those days) and a $100 Peso phone card for $500 Pesos, that was equivalent to $50 US Bucks at that time.

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  • The current import tax for electronics is 15% even if it is made in China, and you are allowed to bring up to 20 CDs or DVDs with you tax free.

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  • After we moved to Cuernavaca a friend of mine here that dabbled in electronics sold me a cell phone complete with a charger, car cord, belt holster, two batteries, (you needed an extra battery in those days) and a $100 Peso phone card for $500 Pesos, that was equivalent to $50 US Bucks at that time.

    Can I get a SIM card and use my cell phone from the states?

  • Now, I think most people would think the consumer electronic business to be unsubsidized, but some would say that the way we provide landfills for used electronics is a subsidy that insulates the industry from the cost of disposal.

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  • Regulating and specifying the destination of these electronics is an urgent and necessary condition for us to keep on benefiting from technological advances in a sustainable fashion, without the health of the population and the environment paying an even higher price.

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  • The current import tax for electronics is 15% even if it is made in China, and you are allowed to bring up to 20 CDs or DVDs with you tax free.

    US Visa

  • The current import tax for electronics is 15% even if it is made in China, and you are allowed to bring up to 20 CDs or DVDs with you tax free.

    US Visa

  • After we moved to Cuernavaca a friend of mine here that dabbled in electronics sold me a cell phone complete with a charger, car cord, belt holster, two batteries, (you needed an extra battery in those days) and a $100 Peso phone card for $500 Pesos, that was equivalent to $50 US Bucks at that time.

    Can I get a SIM card and use my cell phone from the states?

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