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microcircuit

Line breaks: micro|cir¦cuit
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪkrə(ʊ)ˌsəːkɪt
 
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Definition of microcircuit in English:

noun

A minute electric circuit, especially an integrated circuit.
Example sentences
  • Should their silicon inhabitants - microcircuits, microgears, and micropower drivers - exist in a vacuum?
  • Silicon wafers used for building microcircuits are usually polished at one specific angle to the atomic planes of silicon.
  • Similarly, although the demand for gold for industrial purposes has grown - principally for computer semiconductors and microcircuits - the giant's share, 80%, remains centred on jewellery.

Derivatives

microcircuitry

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Since the advent of the philosophy of microcircuitry in 1951, great changes have taken place in electronics.
  • Advances in computers and microcircuitry led to the development of the Boeing AGM - 69A SRAM (short-range attack missile), only 14 feet long and weighing but 2,320 pounds.
  • As these devices became more adept - thanks to advances in microcircuitry - and more widely accepted, researchers began to investigate if they might also work by tingling the spinal cord or brain.

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