mi·​cro·​cir·​cuit | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌsər-kət How to pronounce microcircuit (audio) \

Definition of microcircuit

: a compact electronic circuit : integrated circuit

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microcircuitry \ ˌmī-​krō-​ˈsər-​kə-​trē How to pronounce microcircuitry (audio) \ noun

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The sheet, roughly three millimeters thick, is made up of a series of repeating modules, or microcircuits, similar to the array of logic gates in a computer chip. Quanta Magazine, "Mapping the Brain to Build Better Machines," 6 Apr. 2016 Americans now control 80% of Europe’s computer business, 90% of the microcircuit industry, 40% of its automaking, and sizable shares of chemicals, farm machinery and oil. Lily Rothman, Time, "50 Years Ago This Week: 1967 in Review," 25 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of microcircuit

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microcircuit was in 1959

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