active component meaning

  "active component" in a sentence
  • [Electronics]
    1. A device capable of some dynamic function (such as amplification, oscillation, or signal control) that usually requires a power supply for its operation. Examples include bipolar transistors, field-effect transistors, and integrated circuits. Compare PASSIVE COMPONENT.
    2. In an ac circuit, a quantity that contains no reactance so that the current is in phase with the voltage.


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  1. develop and manufacture passive and active components
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