What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?


[sol-id-steyt] /ˈsɒl ɪdˈsteɪt/
adjective, Electronics.
designating or pertaining to electronic devices, as transistors or crystals, that can control current without the use of moving parts, heated filaments, or vacuum gaps.
Origin of solid-state
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for solid-state
  • Most electronic devices have moved into the era of silicon chips and other solid-state technology.
  • All of those portable beer coolers that plug into a cigarette lighter use a solid-state refrigeration module.
  • solid-state lasers can produce light in the red and blue parts of the spectrum but not the green.
  • They produced much better images than could be obtained with other kinds of solid-state sensors, and they took off.
  • These solid-state devices were far less susceptible to sneezes than the delicate arrays of optical equipment used in other lasers.
  • Ask them to give up their cellphones because science developed solid-state circuitry.
  • Another was a prototype solid-state green laser weapon.
  • solid-state lighting is mounting a challenge to light bulbs.
  • They've developed a tiny solid-state laser that promises to deliver a longer-lasting white light while using minimal electricity.
  • It is used for high-temperature thermometers and to dope semiconductors and for producing solid-state devices.
British Dictionary definitions for solid-state


(modifier) (of an electronic device) activated by a semiconductor component in which current flow is through solid material rather than in a vacuum
(modifier) of, concerned with, characteristic of, or consisting of solid matter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for solid-state

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for solid

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with solid-state