ZENER-DIODE

zener diode

[zee-ner]
noun Electronics.
a semiconductor diode across which the reverse voltage remains almost constant over a wide range of currents, used especially to regulate voltage.
Also, Zener diode.


Origin:
1955–60; after U.S. physicist Clarence Melvin Zener (born 1905)

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Zener diode (ˈziːnə)
 
n
a semiconductor diode that exhibits a sharp increase in reverse current at a well-defined reverse voltage: used as a voltage regulator
 
[C20: named after C. M. Zener (1905--93), US physicist]

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