designating or pertaining to electronic devices, as transistors or crystals, that can control current without the use of moving parts, heated filaments, or vacuum gaps.
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How to use solid-state in a sentence
By most accounts, Nevada should be a solid state for Obama on Tuesday.
The breath of the men condensed in the air, and passing quickly from a fluid to a solid state, fell round them in snow.The English at the North Pole | Jules Verne
On Mars it must normally be in the solid state—ice, snow, or frost, or the like.The Science of the Stars | E. Walter Maunder
The liquid silver, at the moment of its passage to the solid state, experiences a slight agitation, and then becomes motionless.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
As the nights were extremely cold, the ink would be turned by the frost from a liquid to a solid state.Revisiting the Earth | James Langdon Hill
This combination is achieved by the use of very fast, reliable, solid state circuits coupled with system design restraint.Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3) | Digital Equipment Corporation
British Dictionary definitions for solid-state
(modifier) (of an electronic device) activated by a semiconductor component in which current flow is through solid material rather than in a vacuum
(modifier) of, concerned with, characteristic of, or consisting of solid matter
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