Definition of microchip in English:

microchip

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪkrə(ʊ)tʃɪp
 
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noun

  • A tiny wafer of semiconducting material used to make an integrated circuit.
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    • Nanowires fashioned into billions of transistors on a microchip could someday drive tiny, ultra-fast computers.
    • The worldwide market for silicon wafers and microchips has collapsed and the hi-tech chips which were to secure their future will instead be produced at NEC's Japanese plants.
    • But first, researchers must perfect schemes for creating spin-aligned currents inside semiconductors, the materials used to make microchips.

verb (microchips, microchipping, microchipped)

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  • Implant a microchip under the skin of (a domestic animal) as a means of identification: 500,000 owners have had their pets microchipped
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    • We do not want to devote a huge amount of time and attention to expensive databases and microchipping every dog that is with a responsible owner.
    • The SPCA's rationale for microchipping cats is, that those that are lost could be reunited with their owners.
    • The charity urges owners to be responsible in helping to prevent the stray dog problem, by neutering and microchipping their dogs.

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