solid-state

[sol-id-steyt]
adjective Electronics.
  1. 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.

Origin of solid-state

First recorded in 1965–70
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solid-state

noun
  1. (modifier) (of an electronic device) activated by a semiconductor component in which current flow is through solid material rather than in a vacuum
  2. (modifier) of, concerned with, characteristic of, or consisting of solid matter
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