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Noun: semiconductor  ,se-mee-kun'dúk-tu(r)
  1. A substance as germanium or silicon whose electrical conductivity is intermediate between that of a metal and an insulator; its conductivity increases with temperature and in the presence of impurities
    - semiconducting material
  2. A conductor made with semiconducting material
    - semiconductor device, semiconductor unit

Derived forms: semiconductors

Type of: conductor

Encyclopedia: Semiconductor