Definition of electronics in English:


plural noun

  • 1usually treated as singular The branch of physics and technology concerned with the design of circuits using transistors and microchips, and with the behaviour and movement of electrons in a semiconductor, conductor, vacuum, or gas.

    ‘electronics is seen as a growth industry’
    as modifier ‘electronics engineers’
    • ‘James achieved A grades in maths, further maths, physics, chemistry and electronics.’
    • ‘The list of companies in the Irish Republic reads like a who's who in global electronics.’
    • ‘Surely in this age of digital electronics we can improve this situation somewhat.’
    • ‘Many of these vacancies are in the electronics sector, which has thrived in the climate of consensus and partnership.’
    • ‘I am an electronics engineer and it occurs to me there may be an explanation for the problems which they described.’
    • ‘Ireland's market concentration for the electronics industry is greater than anywhere else in the world.’
    • ‘He went into electronics engineering at university, but lost interest quickly.’
    • ‘Three electronics engineers were hired when the assembly line was purchased.’
    • ‘He sees genetic and protein engineering taking over from electronics.’
    • ‘Negative feedback is a ubiquitous principle in engineering and electronics.’
    • ‘After a successful career as an electronics engineer Ian now lives by his wits.’
    • ‘What happens when someone in the electronics lab comes up with a design for a new engine?’
    • ‘Michael John Smith led an unremarkable life as an electronics engineer.’
    • ‘Ever since its earliest days, the electronics industry has been on a rollercoaster responds to market demands.’
    • ‘This business venture is certain to raise eyebrows in the electronics industry.’
    • ‘The electronics sector is shedding jobs, and life sciences is set to become the bigger employer in the near future.’
    • ‘There may be a move away from electronics to photonics, a merging of the two, as well as links to carbon-based systems.’
    • ‘The section is now so huge that it needs to be split into five big electronics divisions.’
    • ‘This has seen a large number of electronics and components firms come into the UK from abroad.’
    • ‘Some 270,000 more engineers will be required for the electronics sector by 2009.’
    1. 1.1treated as plural Circuits or devices using transistors, microchips, and other components.
      ‘the electronics have been incorporated inside a connector’
      • ‘Weighed against this are reduced scrubber efficiency and the prospect of electronics not behaving in the cold.’
      • ‘There were very few who had not heard of him, or his business in mechanics and electronics.’
      • ‘Everything about the car is as it would be if it were still competing aside from a lack of engine or electronics.’
      • ‘The actual chair is in the corner and we've replaced the chair with a computer and a set of electronics and sensors.’
      • ‘The main theme of the article was that integrated circuits would lead to cheaper electronics.’
      • ‘Users can conduct parametric searches and searches for similar parts to aid them in the design of electronics products.’
      • ‘Even undernourished populations often gain access to consumer electronics these days.’
      • ‘All the electronics in the video camera froze so film was the only technology that worked.’
      • ‘It's like all those robots you see on sci-fi programmes where the insides have electronics and wires.’
      • ‘As a semiconductor for electronics, silicon has always been a compromise between cost and ability.’
      • ‘Indonesian workers are not yet familiar with computers and electronics.’
      • ‘It left a big dent near some sensitive electronics at the base of the left solid rocket booster.’
      • ‘I really liked all the gadgets and electronics, such as the TV screen, and it looks like it is well built.’
      • ‘It could be used to make artificial nerves, rubbery needles or wearable electronics.’
      • ‘It is easy to misuse the engine, but we have an efficient electronics system to help this.’
      • ‘In the run up to Christmas, the company stockpiled toys and electronics - so that it could meet demand.’
      • ‘It connects with engine electronics and beeps when the driver brakes hard, takes a corner fast or accelerates quickly.’
      • ‘Even when it is manufacturable, there is still packaging work needed for the back-end electronics.’
      • ‘Products sold range from electronics to machinery and engineering equipment, chemicals and whisky.’
      • ‘Turn off or disconnect appliances or electronics you were using when the power went out.’