semiconductor sem‧i‧con‧duc‧tor [ˌsemikənˈdʌktə ǁ -ər] noun [countable]
COMPUTING a substance, such as silicon, used in electronic equipment to pass an electric current from one part of the equipment to another, or a chip made using this substance:

• Hitachi produces semiconductors, medical instruments and computer parts.

• Computers account for 40% of the semiconductor market.

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semiconductor UK US /ˌsemikənˈdʌktər/ noun [C] IT
a material, such as silicon, that allows electricity to move through it more easily when its temperature increases, or an electronic machine made from this material
semiconducting /ˈsemikənˌdʌktɪŋ/ adjective [before noun]

semiconducting material.

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