microelectromechanical

adjective
mi·​cro·​elec·​tro·​me·​chan·​i·​cal | \ ˌmī-krō-i-ˌlek-trō-mə-ˈka-ni-kəl How to pronounce microelectromechanical (audio) \

Definition of microelectromechanical

: composed of microscopic electronic and mechanical elements Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory, in New Mexico, think they may have the answer to a vexing problem called stiction, which causes ultrasmall components of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) to stick together.— Saswato R. Das

First Known Use of microelectromechanical

1987, in the meaning defined above

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“Microelectromechanical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microelectromechanical. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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