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electronic Idioms & Phrases


electronic balance

  • noun a balance that generates a current proportional to the displacement of the pan
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electronic bulletin board

  • noun a computer that is running software that allows users to leave messages and access information of general interest
    bulletin board system; bulletin board; bbs.
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electronic communication

  • noun communication by computer
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electronic computer

  • noun a machine for performing calculations automatically
    data processor; computing machine; information processing system; computing device; computer.
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electronic converter

  • noun (telecommunication) converter for converting a signal from one frequency to another
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electronic counter-countermeasures

  • noun electronic warfare undertaken to insure effective friendly use of the electromagnetic spectrum in spite of the enemy's use of electronic warfare
    ECCM.
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electronic countermeasures

  • noun electronic warfare undertaken to prevent or reduce an enemy's effective use of the electromagnetic spectrum
    ECM.
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electronic data processing

  • noun automatic data processing by electronic means without the use of tabulating cards or punched tapes
    EDP.
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electronic database

  • noun (computer science) a database that can be accessed by computers
    on-line database; computer database; electronic database.
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electronic deception

  • noun the deliberate use of electromagnetic energy in a manner intended to convey misleading information
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electronic device

  • noun a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically
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electronic dictionary

  • noun a machine-readable version of a standard dictionary; organized alphabetically
    MRD; machine readable dictionary.
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electronic equipment

  • noun equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)
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electronic fetal monitor

  • noun an electronic monitor that monitors fetal heartbeat and the mother's uterine contractions during childbirth
    foetal monitor; electronic fetal monitor; fetal monitor.
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electronic foetal monitor

  • noun an electronic monitor that monitors fetal heartbeat and the mother's uterine contractions during childbirth
    foetal monitor; electronic fetal monitor; fetal monitor.
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electronic image

  • noun an image represented as a two dimensional array of brightness values for pixels
    bitmap.
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electronic imitative deception

  • noun the introduction of electromagnetic energy into enemy systems that imitates enemy emissions
    electronic imitative deception.
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electronic information service

  • noun (computer science) a database that can be accessed by computers
    on-line database; computer database; electronic database.
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electronic instrument

  • noun a musical instrument that generates sounds electronically
    electronic instrument.
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electronic jamming

  • noun deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems
    jam; jamming.
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electronic mail

  • noun (computer science) a system of world-wide electronic communication in which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that can be regenerated at the recipient's terminal when the recipient logs in
    e-mail; email.
    • you cannot send packages by electronic mail
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electronic manipulative deception

  • noun actions to eliminate revealing telltale indicators that could be used by the enemy (or to convey misleading indicators)
    electronic manipulative deception.
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electronic messaging

  • noun the sending and processing of e-mail by computer
    messaging.
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electronic musical instrument

  • noun a musical instrument that generates sounds electronically
    electronic instrument.
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electronic network

  • noun (electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits
    network.
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electronic organ

  • noun (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ
    electric organ; organ; Hammond organ.
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electronic reconnaissance

  • noun the detection and identification and evaluation and location of foreign electromagnetic radiations (other than radioactive)
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electronic scanner

  • noun a radio receiver that moves automatically across some selected range of frequencies looking for some signal or condition
    scanner.
    • they used scanners to monitor police radio channels
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electronic signal

  • noun a signal generated by electronic means
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electronic simulative deception

  • noun actions to represent friendly notional or actual capabilities to mislead hostile forces
    electronic simulative deception.
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electronic stylus

  • noun (computer science) a pointer that when pointed at a computer display senses whether or not the spot is illuminated
    light pen.
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electronic surveillance

  • noun surveillance by electronic means (e.g. television)
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electronic text

  • noun text that is in a form that computer can store or display on a computer screen
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electronic transistor

  • noun a semiconductor device capable of amplification
    transistor; junction transistor.
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electronic voltmeter

  • noun a voltmeter whose sensitivity is increased by amplification
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electronic warfare

  • noun military action involving the use of electromagnetic energy to determine or exploit or reduce or prevent hostile use of the electromagnetic spectrum
    EW.
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electronic warfare-support measures

  • noun electronic warfare undertaken under direct control of an operational commander to locate sources of radiated electromagnetic energy for the purpose of immediate threat recognition
    ESM.
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imitative electronic deception

  • noun the introduction of electromagnetic energy into enemy systems that imitates enemy emissions
    electronic imitative deception.
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manipulative electronic deception

  • noun actions to eliminate revealing telltale indicators that could be used by the enemy (or to convey misleading indicators)
    electronic manipulative deception.
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simulative electronic deception

  • noun actions to represent friendly notional or actual capabilities to mislead hostile forces
    electronic simulative deception.
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