Definition of Ovshinsky in English:

Ovshinsky

noun

Electronics
  • Attributive Designating the property of certain amorphous semiconductors of making a rapid, reversible transition from a non-conducting to a conducting state on the application of an electric field above a threshold value.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Electronics. From the name of Stanford R. Ovshinsky, U.S. physicist and industrialist, who discovered the effect and developed the resulting technology.

Pronunciation

Ovshinsky

/ɒvˈʃɪnski/