Definition of ZIF socket in English:

ZIF socket

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  • A type of socket for mounting electronic devices that is designed not to stress or damage them during insertion.
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    • 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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