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Frk Bay

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Are electronics components and electronic components the same thing? and is it possible to say both? What is the difference if any?

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  • panjandrum

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    English-Ireland (top end)
    electronics components
    The noun electronics is being used attributively.
    These components are probably parts of some kind of electronic device - for example, a computer.

    electronic components
    Here, electronic is an adjective.
    These components are themselves electronic devices of some kind.
    They may be components of something that one would not naturally consider to be an electronic device - for example, a washing machine.

    I have no references for this - others may have different views.

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