P-type semiconductor
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P-type semiconductor

P-type semiconductor: A semiconductor in which holes carry the current; produced by doping an intrinsic semiconductor with an electron acceptor impurity (e.g., boron in silicon). 

P-type semiconductor

An extrinsic semiconductor in which the hole density exceeds the conduction electron density.

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P-type semiconductor has been defined 2 different ways in documents like Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Terminology, USPC Consolidated Glossary.

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