electronics

electronics e‧lec‧tron‧ics [ɪˌlekˈtrɒnɪks, ˌelɪk- ǁ -ˈtrɑː-] noun [uncountable]
1. the study of making equipment that works using electricity and computer chip S:

• She studied electronics at Manchester University.

2. MANUFACTURING equipment that works using electricity and computer chip S, and the industry of making it:

• a company that makes electronics and computer parts

• Electronics is a strategic area in which government aid is justified.

conˌsumer elecˈtronics MANUFACTURING
the industry of making electronic products for sale to people for their own use, rather than for industrial purposes:

• high-definition TV and other consumer electronics products

deˈfence elecˌtronics , defense electronics MANUFACTURING
the industry of making electronic parts and equipment for military purposes:

• It's a high-tech company that makes missiles, defense electronics, appliances and aircraft.

ˌhome elecˈtronics MANUFACTURING
another name for consumer electronics
inˌdustrial elecˈtronics MANUFACTURING
the industry of making electronic products for industrial purposes

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electronics UK US /ˌɪlekˈtrɒnɪks/ noun
[U] the scientific study of electric current and the technology of using it to manufacture electronic equipment: »

The minimum qualification for the job is a masters degree in electronics and computer technology.

[plural] the small electrical parts, such as transistors and chips, that are used in electronic equipment: »

The manufacturing facility makes electronics for telecommunications and medical equipment.

[U] ECONOMICS the part of the economy that is involved in manufacturing and selling electronic equipment: »

electronics company/industry/sector

[plural] products that use electronic parts: »

Sales of electronics and toys have been strong.

See also CONSUMER ELECTRONICS(Cf. consumer electronics), HOME ELECTRONICS(Cf. ↑home electronics), INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS(Cf. ↑industrial electronics), MICROELECTRONICS(Cf. ↑microelectronics)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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