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

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Recent Examples on the Web The clinic also updated his vaccinations and gave him a microchip. Sabine Poux, Anchorage Daily News, "A Washington cat named Panda sailed solo to Kenai. The story of how his family was found is strange too.," 6 Nov. 2020 Much of that secure and prosperous future will depend on the health and safety of our microchip industry. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of October 19," 23 Oct. 2020 Where: Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza St., Encinitas. Adoption fee: $100, including microchip registration. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Active cat looking to be adopted," 28 Sep. 2020 Apple also highlighted the integration with the company’s new A14 Bionic microchip. Tim Higgins, WSJ, "Apple Event: Four New iPhone 12 Models With 5G Capabilities, New HomePod Mini," 13 Oct. 2020 The Humane Society holds microchip clinics for dogs and cats and even for horses, a boon to help animals reunite with owners after evacuations. Karen Pearlman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Animals’ health care a post-wildfire priority," 26 Sep. 2020 The good news is that most rescues and shelters include these expenses (initial vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip) in their adoption fees. Traci Howerton, NOLA.com, "Thinking of getting a pet? Here's rundown of costs you should plan for," 16 Sep. 2020 For decades what later became known as Moore’s Law proved true, as microchip processing power roughly doubled and costs dropped every couple of years. Jim Morrison, Smithsonian Magazine, "A New System for Cooling Down Computers Could Revolutionize the Pace of Innovation," 16 Sep. 2020 The deal amounts to a coup in the ever-important microchip industry, as a dominant manufacturer will have its hands on the processor designs used by numerous competitors. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, "The Capital Note: Semiconductors, Social Distancing & Scientific Stagnation," 16 Sep. 2020

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Microchip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microchip. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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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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