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silicon
American English: /ˈsɪlɪkən/
, /ˈsɪləˌkɑn/
British English: /ˈsɪlɪk(ə)n/

Translation of silicon in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • (before noun) (Computing) (chip/wafer)
    de silicio
    silíceo
    Example sentences
    • As silicon doesn't conduct electricity, impurities are added so it becomes a conductor.
    • Silicosis is caused when silicon, fine particles of rock, enters the lungs and cuts lung tissue.
    • The most common technology for harvesting energy from sunlight is the photovoltaic cell based on silicon.
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Cultural Note: Silicon Valley

Así se apoda el Valle de Santa Clara, en California, donde se concentra un gran número de compañías de electrónica e informática. El nombre deriva del uso del silicio ( silicon) en la electrónica.