electronic etymology

English word electronic comes from English -ic, English electron

Detailed word origin of electronic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
electron English (eng) (chemistry, obsolete) Alloys of magnesium and other metals, like aluminum or zinc, that were manufactured by the German company Chemische Fabrik Griesheim-Elektron.. (particle) The subatomic particle having a negative charge and orbiting the nucleus; the flow of electrons in a conductor constitutes electricity.
electronic English (eng) (physics, chemistry) : Of or pertaining to an electron or electrons.. Generated by an electronic device.. Of or pertaining to the Internet.. Operating on the physical behavior of electrons, especially in semiconductors.

Words with the same origin as electronic

Descendants of -ic
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