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[sol-id-steyt] /ˈsɒl ɪdˈsteɪt/
adjective, Electronics.
designating or pertaining to electronic devices, as transistors or crystals, that can control current without the use of moving parts, heated filaments, or vacuum gaps.
Origin of solid-state
First recorded in 1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I don't mean just in solid-state physics, but in science as a whole.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • M1537, which handled a switching operation too potent for a solid-state switch.

    The Trouble with Telstar John Berryman
British Dictionary definitions for solid-state


(modifier) (of an electronic device) activated by a semiconductor component in which current flow is through solid material rather than in a vacuum
(modifier) of, concerned with, characteristic of, or consisting of solid matter
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