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 for diode
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a thermionic tube having two electrodes; used as a
           rectifier [syn: diode, rectifying tube, rectifying
      2: a semiconductor that consists of a p-n junction [syn:
         diode, semiconductor diode, junction rectifier,
         crystal rectifier]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      A semiconductor device which
     conducts electric current run in one direction only.  This is
     the simplest kind of semiconductor device, it has two
     terminals and a single PN junction.  One diode can be used as
     a half-wave rectifier or four as a full-wave rectifier.

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