Definition of electronic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪˌlekˈtrɒnɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˌlekˈtrɑːnɪk//
    [usually before noun] Electronics
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  1. 1  (of a device) having or using many small parts, such as microchips, that control and direct a small electric current an electronic calculator electronic music This dictionary is available in electronic form. See related entries: Electronics
  2. 2  concerned with electronic equipment an electronic engineer See related entries: Electronics
  3. Word Originearly 20th cent.: from electron + -ic.Extra examples Sophisticated electronic calculators could give some students an unfair advantage. an electronic book/​edition/​text electronic communication/​information/​mail/​banking/​payment/​publishing
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: electronic