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solid-state

[ sol-id-steyt ]
/ ˈsɒl ɪdˈsteɪt /
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adjective Electronics.

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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Origin of solid-state

First recorded in 1965–70
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solid-state

noun

(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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