Definition of electronics in English:


plural noun

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

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