microcircuit

noun
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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Other Words from microcircuit

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

Examples of microcircuit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How discrete, at a cellular circuit and microcircuit level, are the different components and behaviors underlying threat processing? Dean Mobbs, Scientific American, "On the Nature of Fear," 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, "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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“Microcircuit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microcircuit. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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