circuit board


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Microsoft also appears to be exploring integrating the trackpad directly into the circuit board used for the keyboard. Tom Warren, The Verge, "Microsoft patent hints at redesigned Surface Pro with a thinner keyboard," 27 Nov. 2018 To demonstrate its technology, Amazon has incorporated a circuit board and a button to access Alexa into its private-label microwave. Laura Stevens, WSJ, "Amazon’s New Microwave: ‘Alexa, Please Defrost My Chicken’," 20 Sep. 2018 But a fried circuit board the night before the race almost eliminated Delft’s chances at competing. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "SpaceX’s hyperloop race was all about ‘maximum speed’ (and celebrating Elon Musk)," 28 July 2018 Its work space is bland, harshly lit, and strewn with plywood and circuit boards and sensors and joysticks and cameras. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "Unseen Oceans: How the American Museum of Natural History Builds a New Exhibit," 21 June 2018 Authorities say several witnesses have tied him to the production of IED components, including one person who said Alahmedalabdaloklah, after fleeing Iraq and moving to China, found a factory in China to make the circuit boards. Jacques Billeaud, The Seattle Times, "Trial set for man accused of making bomb parts for jihadists," 21 Jan. 2018 The precious metals in e-waste, found especially in circuit boards, are more concentrated than in the most productive mines. New York Times, "E-Waste Offers an Economic Opportunity as Well as Toxicity," 5 July 2018 The group’s rules require the use of an original circuit board from a Donkey Kong machine of the type once plentiful in video arcades, where people played for a quarter a game. Christina Caron, New York Times, "It Could Be Game Over for a Onetime King of Donkey Kong," 19 Apr. 2018 For Hellwig, the colorful circuit boards represent the bright, utopian future that computer makers promise their tech will bring about. Laura Mallonee, WIRED, "Colorful Circuit Cities Built From Motherboards, Processors, and Microchips," 11 July 2018

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of circuit board

: a board that has many electrical circuits and that is used in a piece of electronic equipment (such as a computer)

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