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Today, most transistors are embedded in integrated circuits.
  a semiconductor device use to amplify (or control) electrical current
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  • Today, most transistors are embedded in integrated circuits.
  • I looked away for a second to blink them off, and Go said, "So I needed a triple-A battery, which, as it turns out, is different from a transistor battery, so I had to find the receipt to return the transistor battery ."
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Their laughter drowned out the loud groan from another table where Turtle sat alone, a transistor radio plugged in her ear.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • One with a transistor radio on—except it was the stupid Mets and not the Yankees.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now

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  • He stupidly told them that he and Dad had used a transistor radio, which they had buried in Zhu’s courtyard.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • He bought himself two nice transistor radios, died gently in the bathtub at age eighty-two, and left her plenty of money.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Morning classical on the kitchen transistor, meditative piano sonata.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • She went to people’s homes and soldered power transistors in their TVs, replaced signal capacitors in old tube-model radios.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Through the window, Mariam saw neighbors milling about, chatting excitedly, transistor radios pressed to their ears.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The pile was growing there: a Polaroid camera, a transistor radio, an elaborate electric train set—and several sealed envelopes containing cash.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner

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  • At noon on Christmas Day, a quartet of women lay under and around it, a transistor radio serenading them.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • In one window was an old Grundig transistor radio.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The laser, the transistor the polio vaccine, the microchip, the hologram, the personal computer, magnetic resonance imaging, CAT scans-the list goes on and on.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Was it always so, or did they multiply vastly, along with telephones and new shoes and transistor radios and cellophane-wrapped tomatoes, in our absence?Then I stared for a while at a traffic light, which was suspended elaborately on wires above the intersection.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Rosaleen was making banana cream pie in honor of May, and I was sitting at the table working on my cereal and trying to find something decent on the transistor radio when August burst into the kitchen holding the note with two hands, like the words might fall off if she wasn’t real careful.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • He wished Artkin allowed him to take his transistor on operations.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • For a tick of time, before it all turned into white dust, I saw it was a miniature electronic element like the ones I helped the Radar Corps work with in the Army, microscopic wires and grids and transistors, this one designed to dissolve on contact with air.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Couples were drinking and whispering on the grass, and the transistors were turned down.
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
  • Someone in the group had a transistor radio.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Even when he ran up or down stairs, or discovered imperative duties outside, Randy carried his tiny transistor portable.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • And then one evening, after I had begged her to buy me a transistor radio, after she refused and I had sulked in silence for an hour, she said, "Why do you think you are missing something you never had?" And then she told me a completely different ending to the story.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • There, in the dark, sitting on a sack of bark chips for her orchids, Dede had slowly turned the dial on Jaimito Enrique’s transistor radio.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • They bought me a coat, a pair of shoes, a football, and a transistor radio.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • The young men walking by with transistor radios pressed to their ears seemed silly to her.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • She spent hours on the riverbank with her little plastic transistor shaped like a tangerine.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • He listened to ball games on his transistor radio and read about them the next day in the Plain Dealer.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Men’s minds were too valuable to waste on tasks that a few thousand transistors, some photoelectric cells, and a cubic metre of printed circuits could perform.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • Rock music blared from the transistor radio with tin-like vibrations as the long-haired driver of the Yellow Cab slapped his hand against the rim of the steering wheel and jolted his jaw with the beat.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • CUSTOMER: I want a Philco transistor radio!
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • I twisted the knob of my transistor, but it was still too early to pick up anything far from Fulton.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • From his transistor radio and the evening papers he could tell that the hunt for the killer Ronald Niedermann was winding down.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • W. W. Gonad was sitting in the breezeway outside the blood bank, a transistor radio in his lap, and nurses and probationers sitting close to him.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Several of them carried military radios with spindly aluminum antennas that bobbed and sparkled as they marched; others carried transistor radios.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • They glued transistors to their ears all summer, even during Jorge del Pino’s brief hospital stays, and cheered when the Mets caught fire and the Cubs finally folded.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • A red-headed researcher, actually working on a problem of a transistor which would record the TP impulse, hastily invented the fact that TP optical transmission was astigmatic and humbly requested enlightenment.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • She wasn’t taking any chances on being the first caller; she went down with her cash and sat in the dealership office while we kids waited on a park bench across the street, listening to the broadcast on a transistor radio.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • They set up the dome tent and got into their mummy-shaped camp bags, nicely lined with flannel, and they realized the coyote was Wolfman Jack on the transistor radio, a howling disc jockey vectored into the desert from some bandit station below the border.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • She looked down a slope, needing to squint for the sunlight, onto a vast sprawl of houses which had grown up all together, like a well-tended crop, from the dull brown earth: and she thought of the time she’d opened a transistor radio to replace a battery and seen her first printed circuit.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • Tad started round the house toward the swing-and-gym set Vic had built last summer, while lubricating himself wed with gin and tonics, working from a set of plans, doing it after supper on week nights and on weekends with the voices of the Boston Red Sox announcers blaring from the transistor radio beside him.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • Phillip Atkins marvels as he turns up the volume on a tiny (transistor radio.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Transistor radio.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • He could hear laughter all around him, tinny and echoing like the music out of the old transistor radio his father sometimes used.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Up and down the street transistor radios clicked on and hummed into the sour air.
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
  • The transistors were silent.
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
  • The bells of the ice-cream truck jangled across the street, and a sudden roar burst from a dozen transistor radios.
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
  • "Well, hello, Misty Rhodes," my father said, the earplug of his transistor firmly wedged in his right ear.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • He could hear laughter all around him, tinny and echoing like the music out of the old transistor Cal sat, untied his Converse All Stars, carefully tucked his socks inside them.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • An occasional peal of drunken laughter drowned out the hoarse yells of tired children and the stoop chatter and the muted noise of a dozen transistors on different stations.
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
  • Tomas had a small transistor radio on the table in front of him and was listening to it intently.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • The jacket they gave me was gray plaid wool, and the transistor radio already had batteries in it.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
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Associated words [difficulty]:   transistor [3] , semiconductor [8] , integrated circuit [9] , semiconductor [8] , integrated circuit [9]
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