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Definition of "electronic" []

  • 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: electronic navigation; electronic books. (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. (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 "electronic" in a sentence
  • "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"
  • "Goldwater never forgave the Johnson campaign for what he called "electronic dirt.""
  • "This is -- this would be the ruination of talk radio and the end of what I call the electronic town hall."