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led

[ led ]
/ lɛd /
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verb
simple past tense and past participle of lead1.
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un·led, adjectivewell-led, adjective

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Other definitions for led (2 of 2)

LED
[ el-ee-dee, led ]
/ ˈɛlˌiˈdi, lɛd /

noun
light-emitting diode: a semiconductor diode that emits light when conducting current and is used in electronic displays, indoor and outdoor lighting, etc.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH LED

LCD, LED
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British Dictionary definitions for led (1 of 2)

led
/ (lɛd) /

verb
the past tense and past participle of lead 1

British Dictionary definitions for led (2 of 2)

LED
/ electronics /

abbreviation for
light-emitting diode
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Scientific definitions for led

LED
[ ĕl′ē-dē, lĕd ]

Short for light-emitting diode. An electronic semiconductor device that emits light when an electric current passes through it. They are considerably more efficient than incandescent bulbs, and rarely burn out. LEDs are used in many applications such as flat-screen video displays, and increasingly as general sources of light. See also semiconductor laser.
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