Moore's law


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: an axiom of microprocessor development usually holding that processing power doubles about every 18 months especially relative to cost or size

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Recent Examples on the Web Essentially, Moore's law kicked into hyperdrive. Peter Shubenok, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022

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Word History


Gordon E. Moore born 1929 American computer industry executive

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Moore's law was in 1977

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“Moore's law.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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