Definition of ovonic in English:

ovonic

Pronunciation /əʊˈvɒnɪk/

adjective

Electronics
  • Relating to, involving, or utilizing the property of certain amorphous semiconductors of making a rapid, reversible transition from a non-conducting to a conducting state on the application of an electric field above a threshold value (the Ovshinsky effect).

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Electronics. From ov- (in the name of S. R. Ovshinsky) + -onic.