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Capacitor vs. Transistor

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Main Difference

The main difference between Capacitor and Transistor is that the Capacitor is a electrical component used to store energy for a short period of time and Transistor is a semiconductor device used to amplify and switch electronic signals and electrical power.

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  • Capacitor (noun)

    An electronic component capable of storing electrical energy in an electric field; especially one consisting of two conductors separated by a dielectric.

  • Transistor (noun)

    A solid-state semiconductor device, with three terminals, which can be used for amplification, switching, voltage stabilization, signal modulation, and many other functions.

  • Transistor (noun)

    A transistor radio.

Wiktionary
  • Capacitor (noun)

    a device used to store an electric charge, consisting of one or more pairs of conductors separated by an insulator.

  • Transistor (noun)

    a semiconductor device with three connections, capable of amplification in addition to rectification.

  • Transistor (noun)

    a portable radio using circuits containing transistors rather than valves.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Capacitor (noun)

    a device used in electronic circuits to hold electrical charge, consisting of two conducting plates separated by a nonconducting (dielectric) medium; it is characterized by its capacitance.

  • Transistor (noun)

    a component used in electronic devices consisting of three regions of at least two types of a semiconducting material, such as doped silicon, connected to each other and to three electrodes in a conducting path so as to modify the current or voltage in an electronic circuit.

Webster Dictionary
  • Capacitor (noun)

    an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge

  • Transistor (noun)

    a semiconductor device capable of amplification

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