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light-emitting diode

[lahyt-i-mit-ing]
noun
  1. LED.
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Origin of light-emitting diode

First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for light-emitting diode

light-emitting diode

noun
  1. a diode of semiconductor material, such as gallium arsenide, that emits light when a forward bias is applied, the colour depending on the semiconductor material: used as off/on indicatorsAbbreviation: LED
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light-emitting diode in Science

light-emitting diode

  1. See LED.
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