-tron, -tronic, -tronics +
(Greek: a suffix referring to a device, tool, or instrument; more generally, used in the names of any kind of chamber or apparatus used in experiments)
A possible allusion to the Greek instrumental suffix, as in árotron, "plow" as spelled in the U.S. or "plough", as spelled by the British; from the Greek stem aroun, "to plow".
The suffix -tron is the result of the combining form extracted from electron, used with nouns or combining forms, principally in the names of electron tubes (ignitron; klystron; magnetron) and of devices for accelerating subatomic particles (cosmotron; cyclotron); also, more generally, in the names of any kind of chamber or apparatus used in experiments (biotron).
2. The control of a machine or condition by electronic devices.
2. An electric controller in which some or all of the basic functions are performed by electron appliances.
2. A situation in which employees use their home computer terminals and communicate with a central office and other workers who are in a regular working environment or with other home employees.
2. An electronic circuit using electron tubes or equivalent devices for counting electric pulses or transient sharp changes in voltage, currents, or some other normally constant quantities in an electronic system.
3. An instrument capable of counting up to several million electrical pulses per second.
2. Efforts made to ensure effective use of electromagnetic radiation in spite of the use of countermeasures by an enemy.
3. Retaliatory tactics used to reduce the effectiveness of electronic countermeasures.
2. The disruption of the operation of a military enemy's equipment; as by jamming radio or radar signals.
3. A military offensive or defensive tactic or device using electronic and reflecting apparatuses (apparatus or systems allowing certain functions) to reduce the military effectiveness of enemy equipment involving electromagnetic radiation; such as, guidance, radar, communication, or other radio-wave devices.
It is possible even when the computers use different operating systems and it is the key factor in achieving automated medical records that can be shared electronically among providers.
2. The processing data by using equipment which is predominantly electronic in nature; such as, an electronic digital computer in recording, classifying, summarizing, and manipulating data.
3. The use of electronic memories to store, to up-date, and to read information automatically, and using that information in accounting, filing, etc.; including any computerized information system and the equipment used in that system.
4. Any data processing that is done primarily on electronic equipment.
It usually refers to data which is performed and processed on digital computers.
2. The field of computer processing that deals with a class of management problems which can be utilized by a computer system.
2. A method used for data processing by means of machines using electronic circuitry at electronic speed, as opposed to electromechanical equipment.
3. Any machine or group of automatically intercommunicating machines that are capable of entering, receiving, sorting, classifying, computing and/or recording alphabetical or numerical accounting or statistical data without the use of tabulating cards.
2. Radiation or re-radiation of electromagnetic waves in a system intended to mislead a military enemy in the interpretation of data received by the enemy's electronic equipment.
3. A deliberate procedure designed to mislead an enemy in the interpretation or the use of information received by its electronic systems.
The process is designed to determine the effectiveness of both radar and aircraft.2. A mutual evaluation of radar and aircraft, with the aircraft trying to penetrate the radar's area of coverage in an electronic countermeasure environment.
The patient controls the current through a hand-held box. The current creates no discomfort and, unlike local anesthesia, the patient does not have to wait for the numbness to go away once the dental work is completed.
2. An electronic component which converts electric signals into visual imagery in real time that is suitable for direct interpretations by a human operator.
The length of expired time between a transmission and a reception is measured, converted to kilometers or miles, and presented to a pilot of an aircraft.