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Atatürk
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 10:50:00 PM

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I mixed the ingredients by an electronic mixer.

I mixed the ingredients with an electronic mixer.

I mixed the ingredients using an electronic mixer.

All correct?
palapaguy
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 11:38:11 PM

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The second and third are normal. The first is not.

And I've never heard of an "electronic mixer."
sureshot
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 1:47:22 AM
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Sentence 1 is possible if it is modified as:

- I mixed the ingredients by using an electronic mixer.
Atatürk
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 2:41:32 AM

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Why is "by an electronic mixer" wrong?
Adyl Mouhei
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 3:46:04 AM

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Simply because native speakers don't use it that way. If you want to avoid deviated English, focus on what people really say. Grammatically all those sentences are correct.
Romany
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 5:38:21 AM
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When speaking of the numerous items & gadgets that are powered by electricity we use the adjective "electric": - an electric kettle, an electric frying-pan, an electric heater.

"Electronics", however, is a term reserved to refer to a certain branch of Physics. The reference is to the action of electrons in atoms.It's a seperate usage altogether.
sureshot
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:21:23 AM
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Atatürk wrote:
Why is "by an electronic mixer" wrong?


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I am not sure whether your question pertains to the choice of preposition or the use of the word "electronic". I presume that your query is related to the choice of preposition.

The preposition "with" means "using something or "by means of something". So "with an electronic mixer" means "by using an electronic mixer" or "by means of an electronic mixer".The preposition "by" is used to say what method someone uses to do something. An electronic mixer is not a method. It is an appliance. The pattern is "with + appliance" and "by + method".

If you look up the TFD, you will find the word "electronic" in many compound expressions. Some of them are: electronic computer;electronic knife; electronic voting machine; electronic typewriter;electronic product; electronic scanner; electronic keyboard and electronic calipers.

Interestingly,Wikipedia mentions that an "electronic mixer" is a device that combines two or more electrical or electronic signals into one or two composite output signals. I guess that in order to differentiate this term from that used for a kitchen appliance, the kitchen appliance is called "electric mixer/grinder".
BobShilling
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In the engineering and technical communities, the terms electrical and electronic are often conflated due to the poor understanding of the subtle yet significant distinctions between them. Understanding the difference is important not only because the two terms have differing meanings, but because of the tendency to abstract or abbreviate very particular language during technical conversation. A misunderstanding or miscommunication to an engineer could mean the difference between building an electrical toaster or an electronic toaster.

In 1893, Alan MacMaster invented the first electric toaster in Edinburgh, Scotland. The heating elements in a toaster turn electrical energy into heat so you can burn your toast. Herein lies the distinction between electric and electronic devices—the manipulation of energy in technology.

Electrical devices take the energy of electrical current, the flow of electrons in a conductor, and transform it in simple ways into some other form of energy—most likely light, heat, or motion. An electric device is one that directly uses electrical energy to perform a task.

In contrast, electronic devices do much more. Instead of just converting electrical energy into light, heat, or motion, electronic devices are designed to manipulate the electrical current in ways that adds meaningful information to the current.

For example, an electronic toaster uses the same heating elements, springs, and bread racks as an electric toaster, but may include a variety of more complex components such as an electronic display panel that shows you the progress of your toasting, or an electronic thermostat that attempts to keep the heat at just the right temperature. Electronics refers to technology that works by controlling the motion of electrons in ways that go beyond electrodynamic properties like voltage and current
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https://www.electronicproducts.com/Misc/Electrical_Devices_vs_Electronic_Devices_What_s_the_difference.aspx

NKM
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 8:31:11 PM

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"Electric" devices are powered by electricity; "electronic" ones are generally controlled by electronic components (mostly solid-state, nowadays).

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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:49:27 AM

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Thank you very much all.
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