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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diode 
  n  1:  a  thermionic  tube  having  two  electrodes;  used  as  a  rectifier 
  [syn:  {rectifying  tube},  {rectifying  valve}] 
  2:  a  semiconductor  that  consists  of  a  P-N  junction  [syn:  {semiconductor 
  diode},  {junction  rectifier},  {crystal  rectifier}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  diode 
 
    A  {semiconductor}  device  which 
  conducts  electric  current  run  in  one  direction  only.  This  is 
  the  simplest  kind  of  semiconductor  device,  it  has  two 
  terminals  and  a  single  PN  junction.  One  diode  can  be  used  as 
  a  {half-wave  rectifier}  or  four  as  a  {full-wave  rectifier}. 
 
  (1995-03-14) 
 
 




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