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The reason is that those headphones—unlike Bluetooth earbuds—have the benefit of bigger circuit boards. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "Why Your Bluetooth Headphones Don’t Work Right," 5 Dec. 2017 Here, a bird’s-eye view of the Whampoa Garden neighborhood turns a cluster of bland 16-story apartment buildings—shoved together like chips on a circuit board—into a playful landscape pocked with vibrant colors. Austin Merrill, WSJ, "The Spirit of Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City," 11 Dec. 2018 When first unpacked, the DIY kit seems daunting: hundreds of tiny aluminum shafts, plastic gears and circuit boards pour onto the carpet. Joshua Fruhlinger, WSJ, "DIY Robot Kits Make Learning Fun (But Don’t Tell Your Kids That)," 12 Dec. 2018 The team scrambled to find an older circuit board that could be swapped in, working all through the night, and eventually pulled it off in time for Sunday’s race. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "SpaceX’s hyperloop race was all about ‘maximum speed’ (and celebrating Elon Musk)," 28 July 2018 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

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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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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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