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Definition of "solid-state" [solid-state]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "solid-state" in a sentence
  • "Floods in Thailand last year caused a dearth of hard-disk drives, prompting some personal-computer makers and consumers to switch to so-called solid-state disks made with Nand memory chips from companies such as SanDisk, according to Romit Shah, an analyst at Nomura Securities International Inc. That's helping absorb increased production and stabilizing prices, he said."
  • "I just want a chunk of solid-state storage with a headphone jack and a decent menuing system and headphones I can wear around my neck so that they don't get tangled in things."
  • "On the other hand, it has increased its permitted netbook storage capacity from a 32GB solid-state drive or a 160GB hard disk drive to a 64GB SSD or a 250GB HDD."