Definition of Semiconductor

1. Noun. A substance as germanium or silicon whose electrical conductivity is intermediate between that of a metal and an insulator; its conductivity increases with temperature and in the presence of impurities.

Exact synonyms: Semiconducting Material
Substance meronyms: Semiconductor Device, Semiconductor Unit
Specialized synonyms: Atomic Number 32, Ge, Germanium, Atomic Number 14, Si, Silicon
Generic synonyms: Conductor



2. Noun. A conductor made with semiconducting material.

Definition of Semiconductor

1. Noun. (physics) A substance with electrical properties intermediate between a good conductor and a good insulator. ¹

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Definition of Semiconductor

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Medical Definition of Semiconductor

1. A metalloid, in one form or another, that conducts electricity more easily than a true nonmetal but less easily than a metal; e.g., silicon, germanium. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Semiconductor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Making Things Better: Competing in Manufacturing (1993)
"US Market Shares of Selected semiconductor Equipment 139 5-4. World semiconductor Equipment Sales 140 5-5. World semiconductor Sales 143 Tables Table Page ..."

2. Managing the World Economy: The Consequences of Corporate Alliances by Peter F. Cowhey, Jonathan David Aronson (1993)
"The semiconductor industry is unlike the automobile ... The unique characteristics of the semiconductor business raise special competitive challenges for ..."

3. Defense Conversion: Redirecting R&D by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Perhaps most important the Partnership for Total Quality program established by SEMATECH has improved communication links between semiconductor ..."

4. Measurements for Competitiveness in Electronics (1994)
"IIII Chapter 4: semiconductors iiiiiiiiiiiiiii 1990e 30271 43.1 Industry Structure 31337 44.6 4799 6.8 3771 5.4 70178 An understanding of the semiconductor ..."

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