of or relating to electrons or to an electron.
(of a musical instrument) using electric or electronic means to produce or modify the sound.
of, relating to, or controlled by computers or computerized systems: electronic voting;an electronic document.
of or noting computerized products, services, or technologies: online electronic dictionaries;electronic banking.
- e·lec·tron·i·cal·ly, adverb
- in·ter·e·lec·tron·ic, adjective
- non·e·lec·tron·ic, adjective, noun
- pre·e·lec·tron·ic, adjective
- un·e·lec·tron·ic, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use electronic in a sentence
This is a growing “tsunami” according to the UN, and it’s fed by all the phones, tablets and other electronic devices that are thrown away each day.We’re Using Microbes to Clean Up Toxic Electronic Waste. Here’s How | Sebastien Farnaud | August 20, 2020 | Singularity Hub
It has focused especially on keeping the lights on in community centers and in the homes of particularly vulnerable San Diegans, such as low-income families or people with electronic medical devices, she said.
When the Covid-19 pandemic swept through Asia, Europe, and the Americas, stock exchanges went fully electronic and bankers began to work from bedrooms.How to nurture company culture when everyone’s working from home | Cassie Werber | August 9, 2020 | Quartz
We don’t rely on another prosthetic manufacturer to make expensive sensors or electronics.This Startup Is 3D Printing Custom Prosthetics for a Fraction of the Standard Cost | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | July 22, 2020 | Singularity Hub
The findings come from a partnership formed in 2017 between the United Nations International Telecommunication Union, the International Solid Waste Association and other groups to track the accumulation of electronic debris.Earth’s annual e-waste could grow to 75 million metric tons by 2030 | Carolyn Gramling | July 2, 2020 | Science News
After the captain made the call to abandon ship, 150 people were able to escape on lifeboats lowered by electronic arms.‘We’re Going to Die’: Survivors Recount Greek Ferry Fire Horror | Barbie Latza Nadeau | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Privacy advocates such as the electronic Frontier Foundation say everyone should use it.
Its core information—materials, processes, electronic tricks, and RCS numbers—needs to be protected.How the Pentagon Strangles Its Most Advanced Stealth Warplanes | Bill Sweetman | October 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Almost all the publishers submitted electronic editions crafted for Texas specifically.
Otherwise, I love dismantling old computers or electronic devices and try to make them work.Vilified Bitcoin Tycoon After Losing $500 Million: My Life Is at Risk | Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky | September 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After months of testing and inspecting complicated electronic devices, he found simple gadgets amusing.Restricted Tool | Malcolm B. Morehart
The captive electronic minds were sending out no commands; the coils and relays were at rest.The Tunnel Under The World | Frederik Pohl
Dr. Abrams tried numerous instruments, but has been able to find nothing so sensitive to electronic activity as a human body.The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society | Upton Sinclair
There was a strap affair around his shoulders, with a set of complicated electronic controls slipped into the muscle fibers.Victory | Lester del Rey
It's ridiculous to say that people who want to "loan" their electronic copy of my book to a friend need to get a license to do so.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for electronic
of, concerned with, using, or operated by devices in which electrons are conducted through a semiconductor, free space, or gas
of or concerned with electronics
of or concerned with electrons or an electron: an electronic energy level in a molecule
involving or concerned with the representation, storage, or transmission of information by electronic systems: electronic mail; electronic shopping
- electronically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for electronic
Relating to electrical devices that amplify and process electrical signals. Audio amplifiers, radios, and digital circuitry are electronic devices.♦ The scientific study of the behavior and design of electronic devices and circuits is called electronics. Compare electric.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.