[ ih-lek-tron-iks, ee-lek- ]
See synonyms for electronics on Thesaurus.com
  1. (used with a singular verb) the science dealing with the development and application of devices and systems involving the flow of electrons in a vacuum, in gaseous media, and in semiconductors.

  2. (used with a plural verb) electronic devices, circuits, or systems developed through electronics: Can you get through the day without using your phone or other electronics?

Origin of electronics

First recorded in 1905–10; see origin at electronic, -ics

Words Nearby electronics

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use electronics in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for electronics


/ (ɪlɛkˈtrɒnɪks, ˌiːlɛk-) /

  1. (functioning as singular) the science and technology concerned with the development, behaviour, and applications of electronic devices and circuits

  2. (functioning as plural) the circuits and devices of a piece of electronic equipment: the electronics of a television set

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