mi·​cro·​chip | \ˈmī-krō-ˌchip \

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Replacing even a chunk of those with homegrown beans may prove as herculean a task for China as weaning itself from American microchips. Raymond Zhong, New York Times, "China’s Taste for Soybeans Is a Weak Spot in the Trade War With Trump," 9 July 2018 Privacy - Terms The shelter also will be partnering with TNT, offering coupons at fireworks stands that can be turned into the shelter for free microchips. Cynthia Hubert, sacbee, "Free pet microchips available in Sacramento County before Fourth of July," 19 June 2018 The book shows that Mr. Xi was determined that China master its own microchips, operating systems and other core technologies well before this recent quarrel. New York Times, "What Keeps Xi Jinping Awake at Night," 11 May 2018 In June, Front Street waived adoption fees, gave out free tags and microchips, and transferred 20 dogs to the Nevada Humane Society. Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "Fireworks on Fourth strain Sacramento animal shelters already overcapacity," 5 July 2018 Tracey Meadows, acting director of the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services center near Staunton, checked his microchip and contacted the Richmond shelter to find his owner, according to The Washington Post. Scott Berson, charlotteobserver, "Blind dog finally reunited with his best friend after tragic separation | Charlotte Observer," 26 Apr. 2018 The adoptions for a cat or dog from the shelter includes spay or neuter, age appropriate vaccines, a microchip and a one year pet license. Brooke A. Lewis, Houston Chronicle, "Pet adoption fees waived at Harris County Animal shelter during Valentine's week," 13 Feb. 2018 Mimoso’s adoption fee includes his neuter surgery, current vaccinations, a microchip and a free follow-up wellness exam with a VCA Animal Hospital. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Adopt a dog or cat from metro Phoenix shelters this week," 5 July 2018 Current infrastructure can only handle a fraction of the coming data deluge, which is expected to consume all the world's microchip-grade silicon by 2040. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "The Rise of DNA Data Storage," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of microchip

1969, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of microchip

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

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