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sem·i·con·duc·tor

(sem'ē-kon-dŭk'tŏr),
A metalloid that conducts electricity more easily than a true nonmetal but less easily than a metal, for example, silicon, germanium.

semiconductor

[-kənduk′tər]
a solid crystalline substance whose electric conductivity is intermediate between that of a conductor and that of an insulator. An n-type semiconductor has loosely bound electrons that are relatively free to move about inside the material. A p-type semiconductor is one with holes, or positive traps, in which electrons may be bound. The holes may appear to migrate through the material.

semiconductor,

n an object that conducts electricity less than a conductor does but more an insulator does.

sem·i·con·duc·tor

(sem'ē-kŏn-dŭk'tŏr)
A metalloid that conducts electricity more easily than a true nonmetal but less easily than a metal.

semiconductor,

n a solid crystalline substance the electrical conductivity of which is intermediate between that of a conductor and an insulator.
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