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solid-state

[sol-id-steyt] /ˈsɒl ɪdˈsteɪt/
adjective, Electronics.
1.
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
1965-1970
1965-70
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British Dictionary definitions for solidstate

solid-state

noun
1.
(modifier) (of an electronic device) activated by a semiconductor component in which current flow is through solid material rather than in a vacuum
2.
(modifier) of, concerned with, characteristic of, or consisting of solid matter
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