Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An electronic component that processes electrical signals in a manner modeling the behavior of neurons.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

neur(on) + (trans)istor.

Examples

  • Another idea, from about a year ago, called the "neuristor," involved combining neurons with an electronic chip in a bid to mimic brain intelligence, Mr. Grant said.

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