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Noun: diode  'dI,owd
  1. A thermionic tube having two electrodes; used as a rectifier
    - rectifying tube, rectifying valve
  2. A semiconductor that consists of a p-n junction
    - semiconductor diode, junction rectifier, crystal rectifier

Derived forms: diodes

Type of: electron tube, semiconductor, semiconductor device, semiconductor unit, thermionic tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic valve, tube, vacuum tube

Encyclopedia: Diode