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English noun: diode

1. diode (artifact) a thermionic tube having two electrodes; used as a rectifier

Synonymsrectifying tube, rectifying valve

Broader (hypernym)electron tube, thermionic tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic valve, tube, vacuum tube

2. diode (artifact) a semiconductor that consists of a p-n junction

Synonymscrystal rectifier, junction rectifier, semiconductor diode

Broader (hypernym)semiconductor, semiconductor device, semiconductor unit

Narrower (hyponym)LED, light-emitting diode

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