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 Dictionary entry overview: What does electronic device mean? 

  The noun ELECTRONIC DEVICE has 1 sense:

1. a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically

  Familiarity information: ELECTRONIC DEVICE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1electronic device [BACK TO TOP]


A device that accomplishes its purpose electronically

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Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("electronic device" is a kind of...):

device (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "electronic device"):

answering machine (an electronic device that answers the telephone and records messages)

multiplexer (a device that can interleave two or more activities)

artificial pacemaker; pacemaker (an implanted electronic device that takes over the function of the natural cardiac pacemaker)

organiser; organizer; PDA; personal digital assistant; personal organiser; personal organizer (a lightweight consumer electronic device that looks like a hand-held computer but instead performs specific tasks; can serve as a diary or a personal database or a telephone or an alarm clock etc.)

read-out; readout (an electronic device the displays information is a visual form)

repeater ((electronics) electronic device that amplifies a signal before transmitting it again)

digital scanner; image scanner; scanner (an electronic device that generates a digital representation of an image for data input to a computer)

system clock (an electronic device in a computer that issues a steady high-frequency signal that synchronizes all the internal components)

trackball (an electronic device consisting of a rotatable ball in a housing; used to position the cursor and move images on a computer screen)

computer mouse; mouse (a hand-operated electronic device that controls the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen as you move it around on a pad; on the bottom of the device is a ball that rolls on the surface of the pad)

logic element (an electronic device that performs an elementary logic operation)

beeper; pager (an electronic device that generates a series of beeps when the person carrying it is being paged)

defibrillator (an electronic device that administers an electric shock of preset voltage to the heart through the chest wall in an attempt to restore the normal rhythm of the heart during ventricular fibrillation)

display; video display (an electronic device that represents information in visual form)

display adapter; display adaptor ((computer science) an electronic device that converts information in memory to video output to a display)

dongle ((computer science) an electronic device that must be attached to a computer in order for it to use protected software)

doubler (an electronic device that doubles the voltage or the frequency of an input signal)

generator (an electronic device for producing a signal voltage)

deaf-aid; hearing aid (an electronic device that amplifies sound and is worn to compensate for poor hearing)

electron tube; thermionic tube; thermionic vacuum tube; thermionic valve; tube; vacuum tube (electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope)

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