mi·​cro·​cir·​cuit ˈmī-krō-ˌsər-kət How to pronounce microcircuit (audio)
: a compact electronic circuit : integrated circuit
microcircuitry noun

Examples of microcircuit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Martel and his colleagues developed an electronic microcircuit that contains both the bacteria and an array of conductors that produce magnetic fields. IEEE Spectrum, 25 Mar. 2010 By carefully controlling which conductors are active, the microcircuit can make the bacteria move in specific directions. IEEE Spectrum, 25 Mar. 2010 How discrete, at a cellular circuit and microcircuit level, are the different components and behaviors underlying threat processing? Dean Mobbs, Scientific American, 20 Sep. 2019 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, 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, 25 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microcircuit was in 1959

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“Microcircuit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microcircuit. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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