Definition of transistorize in English:


(also transistorise)

Pronunciation /tranˈzɪstərʌɪz//tranˈsɪstərʌɪz//trɑːnˈsɪstərʌɪz//trɑːnˈzɪstərʌɪz/


[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective transistorized
  • Design or make with transistors rather than valves.

    ‘a transistorized tape recorder’
    • ‘There are probably fewer professional live musicians than there would be if we had never enjoyed radios, jukeboxes, transistorized stereos, or computerized file sharing.’
    • ‘The transistorized gravity-strain amplifier derives power from the gravitational field manipulation of positrons.’
    • ‘I must have a strange view of government, because I never realised that we paid taxes for the privilege of being lied to by the transistorised apparatchiks of the People's Party.’
    • ‘Radio became such an important and sought-after commodity that its development soon went from huge pieces of furniture for indoors to little transistorised ornaments to fit in one's pocket.’