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- transit circle,
- transit instrument
Origin of transistor
Examples from the Web for transistor
People had been carrying around music for several years – transistor radios, the Walkman, etc.
At the Namegabe home, the transistor radio, charged with batteries, was the property of the men.
The transistor is still a critical item in electronics and production isn't up to demand, especially for special designs.The Scarlet Lake Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
The PDP-3 circuitry is the static type using saturating transistor flip-flops and, for the most part, transistor switch elements.Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)|Digital Equipment Corporation
There was a miniature pocket radio—a transistor radio—on top of the short wave cabinet.Operation Terror|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Keeter seemed to hesitate for a minute, then shrugged his shoulders and dropped the transistor into the general's sweating palm.Membership Drive|Murray F. Yaco
The electrical properties of this odd specimen are unusual and interesting and could lead to a new type of transistor.The Atomic Fingerprint|Bernard Keisch
Word Origin for transistor
"small electronic device," 1948, from transfer + resistor, so called because it transfers an electrical current across a resistor. Said to have been coined by U.S. electrical engineer John Robinson Pierce (1910-2002) of Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, N.J., where the device was invented in 1947. It that took over many functions of the vacuum tube. Transistor radio is first recorded 1958.