1. (of a semiconductor) having a density of mobile holes in excess of that of conduction electrons

  2. associated with or resulting from the movement of holes in a semiconductor: p-type conductivity Compare n-type

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Scientific definitions for P-type


  1. Made of material, usually a semiconductor such as silicon, that has been doped with impurities so that it has an excess of electron holes. Compare N-type.

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