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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Electrical, Broadcasting
transistortran‧sis‧tor /trænˈzɪstə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  1 TEEa small piece of electronic equipment in radios, televisions etc that controls the flow of electricity2 TCBa transistor radio
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transistorThe modular architecture will integrate 10m transistors.The Puerto Rican sweepers carried transistors playing Latin music.Furthermore, the availability of cheap transistors makes obtaining maximum power gain through each transistor rather unimportant in any case.RISCs also have fewer transistors on a chip than CISCs making RISCs cheaper to produce.More stories, more coffee and another try with Pete's transistor radio.The wrappings had come off: it was a shattered transistor radio.This can easily be obtained with small signal transistors in the output stage.The advent of the transistor brought rapid expansion in set ownership.
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