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integrated circuit Syllabification: in·te·grat·ed cir·cuit
Pronunciation: /ˈin(t)əˌɡrādid ˌsərkət/

Definition of integrated circuit in English:


An electronic circuit formed on a small piece of semiconducting material, performing the same function as a larger circuit made from discrete components.
Example sentences
  • Lithography is the process of imprinting patterns on semiconductor materials used in integrated circuits.
  • Silicon is best known as the material used to make semiconductor computer chips with integrated circuits.
  • Nanotube connectors as thin as 1.2 nanometers are theoretically capable of supplying sufficiently large electric currents to integrated circuits.
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