electronic

[ih-lek-tron-ik, ee-lek-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to electronics or to devices, circuits, or systems developed through electronics.
2.
of or pertaining to electrons or to an electron.
3.
(of a musical instrument) using electric or electronic means to produce or modify the sound.
4.
of, pertaining to, or controlled by computers, or computer products and services.

Origin:
1900–05; electron + -ic

electronically, adverb
interelectronic, adjective
nonelectronic, adjective, noun
preelectronic, adjective
unelectronic, adjective
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electronic (ɪlɛkˈtrɒnɪk, ˌiːlɛk-)
 
adj
1.  of, concerned with, using, or operated by devices in which electrons are conducted through a semiconductor, free space, or gas
2.  of or concerned with electronics
3.  of or concerned with electrons or an electron: an electronic energy level in a molecule
4.  involving or concerned with the representation, storage, or transmission of information by electronic systems: electronic mail; electronic shopping
 
usage  Electronic is used to refer to equipment, such as television sets, computers, etc, in which the current is controlled by transistors, valves, and similar components and also to the components themselves. Electrical is used in a more general sense, often to refer to the use of electricity as a whole as opposed to other forms of energy: electrical engineering; an electrical appliance. Electric, in many cases used interchangeably with electrical, is often restricted to the description of particular devices or to concepts relating to the flow of current: electric fire; electric charge
 
elec'tronically
 
adv

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electronic
1902, pertaining to electrons; 1930 as pertaining to electronics; see electron, electronics. Related: Electronically.
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Science Dictionary
electronic   (ĭ-lěk'trŏn'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to electrical devices that amplify and process electrical signals. Audio amplifiers, radios, and digital circuitry are electronic devices. ◇ The scientific study of the behavior and design of electronic devices and circuits is called electronics. Compare electric.
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Example sentences
Most point-and-shoot digital cameras have a limited-range optical zoom with the
  ability to further zoom in electronically.
Today maps are produced digitally and delivered electronically.
Send contracts via email and electronically sign them if possible instead of
  printing and faxing.
The information stored in the phosphorus nuclei can then be read electronically.
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