electronic meaning

[ ilek'trɔnik ] Pronunciation:   "electronic" in a sentence
  • Adjective: electronic  ilek'trónik
    1. Of or relating to electronics; concerned with or using devices that operate on principles governing the behaviour of electrons
      "electronic devices" 
    2. Of or concerned with electrons
      "electronic energy"

    See also: electron, electronically, electronics

    Encyclopedia: Electronic

  • [Business]
    AmE / adjective [usually before noun]

    HELP NOTE You will find most words formed with electronic at the form e-.


    (about a device) having many small parts, such as microchips, that control and direct a small electric current:

    an electronic calculator

    electronic equipment/products

    a manufacturer of electronic components/parts


    (about information) stored in electronic form on a disk, computer or microchip:

    an electronic book/document

    They are developing an electronic form of cash.



    using an electronic system of communication, especially the Internet, in order to exchange information, do business, etc:

    the rise of electronic banking

    a system for making electronic payments

    How effective is your electronic recruiting?

    an electronic marketplace where companies can order goods and services


  • [Medicine]
    adj : of or relating to electrons or electronics — elec·tron·i·cal·ly adv

  • [Computer]
    <application, communications> (EC) The conducting of business communication and transactions over networks and through computers. As most restrictively defined, electronic commerce is the buying and selling of goods and services, and the transfer of funds, through digital communications. However EC also includes all inter-company and intra-company functions (such as marketing, finance, manufacturing, selling, and negotiation) that enable commerce and use electronic mail, EDI, file transfer, fax, video conferencing, workflow, or interaction with a remote computer.

    Electronic commerce also includes buying and selling over the World-Wide Web and the Internet, electronic funds transfer, smart cards, digital cash (e.g. Mondex), and all other ways of doing business over digital networks.


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  1. electronic devices shrank tremendously.
  2. that company farmed out electronic jobs.
  3. he was a former electronics engineer.
  4. the molecular electronic wave function is perturbed.
  5. he is an expert in electronics.

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