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

  • adj. Based on or consisting chiefly or exclusively of semiconducting materials, components, and related devices.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, related to, or having the electromagnetic, thermodynamic or structural properties of a solid
  • adj. based upon semiconductors

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

  • adj. consisting of semiconductor materials and components and related devices
  • adj. characteristic of or relating to the physical properties of solid materials especially electromagnetic or thermodynamic or structural properties of crystalline solids


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  • It's listed without the hyphen. :-)

    June 15, 2010

  • Can't believe this term hasn't been listed heretofore.

    June 4, 2010