dopant

[ doh-puh nt ]
/ ˈdoʊ pənt /

noun Electronics.

an impurity added intentionally in a very small, controlled amount to a pure semiconductor to change its electrical properties: Arsenic is a dopant for silicon.

Nearby words

  1. doozy,
  2. dop,
  3. dopa,
  4. dopamine,
  5. dopaminergic,
  6. dopatta,
  7. dope,
  8. dope addict,
  9. dope fiend,
  10. dope out

Origin of dopant

First recorded in 1960–65; dope + -ant

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British Dictionary definitions for dopant

dopant

/ (ˈdəʊpənt) /

noun

an element or compound used to dope a semiconductor

Word Origin for dopant

C20: see dope, -ant

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