A CDE Definition
(1) An open/closed switch.
(2) A pattern of transistors that makes up an AND, OR or NOT Boolean logic gate. See gate array.
(3) In a field effect transistor (FET), the element that acts as a trigger to cause the transistor to switch. In a bipolar transistor, the gate is called the "base." See transistor, FET and MOSFET.
The Gate in an NMOS Transistor
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