semiconductor 1838, "material whose electrical conductivity is between that of a conductor and that of an insulator," from SEMI- (Cf. semi-) + CONDUCTOR (Cf. conductor). Modern very specific sense is recorded from 1931.

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  • semiconductor — SEMICONDUCTÓR, OÁRE, semiconductori, oare, s.n., adj. 1. s.n. Material a cărui conductibilitate electrică este mai slabă decât cea a conductoarelor (metalelor) şi mai bună decât cea a izolatoarelor. ♦ p. ext. Component electronic activ. 2. adj.… …   Dicționar Român

  • semiconductor — sem‧i‧con‧duc‧tor [ˌsemikənˈdʌktə ǁ ər] noun [countable] COMPUTING a substance, such as silicon, used in electronic equipment to pass an electric current from one part of the equipment to another, or a chip made using this substance: • Hitachi… …   Financial and business terms

  • Semiconductor — Semiconductor. См. Полупроводник. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • semiconductor — Sustancia cristalina sólida cuya conductividad eléctrica es intermedia entre la de un conductor y un aislante. Los semiconductores de tipo n tiene unos electrones con una unión muy laxa, relativamente libres para moverse dentro del material. Los… …   Diccionario médico

  • Semiconductor —   [engl.], Halbleiter …   Universal-Lexikon

  • semiconductor — semiconductor, ra adjetivo,sustantivo masculino 1. [Material o sustancia] que tiene una resistividad tendente a disminuir a medida que aumenta la temperatura: propiedad semiconductora. Los semiconductores se utilizan en la fabricación de… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • semiconductor — semiconductor, ra adj. Electr. Se dice de las sustancias aislantes, como el germanio y el silicio, que se transforman en conductores por la adición de determinadas impurezas. Se usan en la fabricación de transistores, chips y derivados. U. t. c.… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • semiconductor — ► NOUN ▪ a solid, e.g. silicon, whose conductivity is between that of an insulator and a conductive metal and increases with temperature. DERIVATIVES semi conducting adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • semiconductor — [sem΄i kən duk′tər] n. a substance, as germanium or silicon, whose conductivity is poor at low temperatures but is improved by minute additions of certain substances or by the application of heat, light, or voltage: used in transistors,… …   English World dictionary

  • Semiconductor — Citations missing|date=March 2008A semiconductor is a solid material that has electrical conductivity in between a conductor and an insulator; it can vary over that wide range either permanently or dynamically. [. They are used in many… …   Wikipedia

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