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- adj. of, or relating to the physical properties of solid materials, especially electromagnetic, thermodynamic or structural properties of crystalline solids.
- adj. of, or relating to semiconductor materials, components and related devices; as distinct from older technologies such as vacuum tubes.
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- n. the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
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Also attached to the fusion-cell is an ancient comlog, an antique with a solid state interior and a liquid crystal diskey.