Definition of ZIF socket in English:

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ZIF socket

Pronunciation: /ˈzif ˌsäkit/


A type of socket for mounting electronic devices that is designed not to stress or damage them during insertion.
Example sentences
  • The guy had apparently did not know how a ZIF socket worked, and evidently didn't check the motherboard manual either as it was clearly outlined there.
  • Looking at the topside of the adapter, you'll notice the ZIF socket for 478 CPUs.
  • Flipping the motherboard over we see a metal plate situated underneath the ZIF socket.


Late 20th century: ZIF, acronym from zero insertion force.

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