electronic device

Definitions of electronic device
  1. noun
    a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically
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    answering machine
    an electronic device that answers the telephone and records messages
    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
    logic element
    an electronic device that performs an elementary logic operation
    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
    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
    PDA, organiser, organizer, 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
    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
    acorn tube
    a small vacuum tube; used at high frequencies
    caller ID
    a small display that will show you the telephone number of the party calling you
    data multiplexer
    a multiplexer that permits two or more data sources to share a common transmission medium
    alphanumeric display, digital display
    a display that gives the information in the form of characters (numbers or letters)
    diode, rectifying tube, rectifying valve
    a thermionic tube having two electrodes; used as a rectifier
    board, display board, display panel
    a vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view
    electron multiplier
    a vacuum tube that amplifies a flow of electrons
    FPD, flat panel display
    a type of video display that is thin and flat; commonly used in laptop computers
    gas-discharge tube
    a tube in which an electric discharge takes place through a gas
    klystron
    an electron tube used to generate or amplify electromagnetic radiation in the microwave region by velocity modulation
    magnetron
    a diode vacuum tube in which the flow of electrons from a central cathode to a cylindrical anode is controlled by crossed magnetic and electric fields; used mainly in microwave oscillators
    monitor, monitoring device
    display produced by a device that takes signals and displays them on a television screen or a computer monitor
    oscillator
    generator that produces sonic oscillations or alternating current
    pentode
    a thermionic tube having five electrodes
    pulse generator
    a generator of single or multiple voltage pulses; usually adjustable for pulse rate
    CRT screen, screen
    the display that is electronically created on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube
    television pickup tube, television-camera tube
    a tube that rapidly scans an optical image and converts it into electronic signals
    tetrode
    a thermionic tube having four electrodes
    threshold element, threshold gate
    a logic element that performs a threshold operation
    triode
    a thermionic vacuum tube having three electrodes; fluctuations of the charge on the grid control the flow from cathode to anode which makes amplification possible
    VDU, visual display unit
    (British) British term for video display
    window
    (computer science) a rectangular part of a computer screen that contains a display different from the rest of the screen
    X-ray tube
    a vacuum tube containing a metal target onto which a beam of electrons is directed at high energy for the generation of X rays
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    device
    an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
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