[ ih-lek-tron-iks, ee-lek- ]
/ ɪ lɛkˈtrɒn ɪks, ˌi lɛk- /


(used with a singular verb) the science dealing with the development and application of devices and systems involving the flow of electrons in a vacuum, in gaseous media, and in semiconductors.
(used with a plural verb) electronic devices, circuits, or systems developed through electronics: Can you get through the day without using your phone or other electronics?

Origin of electronics

First recorded in 1905–10; see origin at electronic, -ics

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British Dictionary definitions for electronics

/ (ɪlɛkˈtrɒnɪks, ˌiːlɛk-) /


(functioning as singular) the science and technology concerned with the development, behaviour, and applications of electronic devices and circuits
(functioning as plural) the circuits and devices of a piece of electronic equipment the electronics of a television set