[ih-lek-tron-iks, ee-lek-] /ɪ lɛkˈtrɒn ɪks, ˌi lɛk-/
(used with a singular verb) the science dealing with the development and application of devices and systems involving the flow of electrons in a vacuum, in gaseous media, and in semiconductors.
(used with a plural verb) electronic devices, circuits, or systems developed through electronics:
Can you get through the day without using your phone or other electronics?
(functioning as sing) the science and technology concerned with the development, behaviour, and applications of electronic devices and circuits
(functioning as pl) the circuits and devices of a piece of electronic equipment: the electronics of a television set
1910, from electronic; cf. also -ics. The science of how electrons behave in vacuums, gas, semi-conductors, etc.
noun 1. (def 2). noun 1. Electronics. a technique for varying the sector covered by a transmitting or receiving antenna by electrical means without moving the antenna. 2. Also called electronic scanning. Television. the technique used in scanning a surface to reproduce or transmit a picture.
- Electronic shopping
noun the browsing and purchase of goods using a computer (Internet) or television catalog; also called home shopping See home shopping Usage Note computing
- Electronics industry association
body, standard (EIA) A body which publishes “Recommended Standards” (RS) for physical devices and their means of interfacing. EIA-232 is their standard that defines a computer’s serial port, connector pin-outs, and electrical signaling. (1995-03-02)
noun 1. Computers. (def 2).