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field-effect transistor

[feeld-i-fekt] /ˈfild ɪˌfɛkt/
noun, Electronics.
1.
a transistor in which the output current is varied by varying the value of an electric field within a region of the device.
Abbreviation: FET.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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British Dictionary definitions for fieldeffect transistor

field-effect transistor

noun
1.
a unipolar transistor consisting of three or more electrode regions, the source, one or more gates, and the drain. A current flowing in a channel between the highly doped source and drain is controlled by the electric field arising from a voltage applied between source and gate FET See also JFET, IGFET
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