mi·​cro·​chip | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌchip How to pronounce microchip (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Residents of the apartment complex found and cared for the dog until Wayne contacted the microchip company and tracked down its location, as The Daily Mail first reported. Audrey Conklin, Fox News, 2 Nov. 2021 Tariffs have contributed to the microchip shortage. Iain Murray, National Review, 1 Nov. 2021 But the umbilical cord is still in place: the Made for Love microchip that her husband has had surreptitiously implanted under her scalp. John Anderson, WSJ, 30 Mar. 2021 After hearing the evidence, which Moberg said included records from the microchip company, the judge ruled in Moberg’s favor on Oct. 1. Clifford Ward, chicagotribune.com, 3 Dec. 2020 Often, automobiles have made up a solid chunk of Baltimore’s arrivals and exports, and microchip shortages have slowed that production, Dai said. Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, 9 Nov. 2021 Shipping issues and microchip shortages are keeping hot new gifts off retailers’ shelves. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 2 Nov. 2021 Wayne traced the dog's microchip to the apartment complex after she was reported missing. Audrey Conklin, Fox News, 2 Nov. 2021 Local officials started tracking his commutes via a microchip and a phone app and were amazed at his resourcefulness. Faith Karimi, CNN, 31 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of microchip

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microchip was in 1969

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“Microchip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microchip. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of microchip

: a group of tiny electronic circuits that work together on a very small piece of hard material (such as silicon)

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