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j - A prefix used to indicate an imaginary number. (Operator j)

jack - Socket or connector into which a plug may be inserted.

JFET - Abbreviation for "Junction field effect transistor".

joule - The unit of work and energy.

junction - Contact or connection between two or more wires or cables. The area where the p-type material and n-type material meet in a semiconductor.

junction diode - diode. A semiconductor diode in which the rectifying characteristics occur at a junction between the n-type and p-type semiconductor materials.

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