plural noun
mi·​cro·​elec·​tron·​ics | \ ˌmī-krō-i-ˌlek-ˈträ-niks How to pronounce microelectronics (audio) \

Definition of microelectronics

1 singular in construction : a branch of electronics that deals with the miniaturization of electronic circuits and components
2 : devices, equipment, or circuits produced using the methods of microelectronics

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Other Words from microelectronics

microelectronic \ ˌmī-​krō-​i-​ˌlek-​ˈträ-​nik How to pronounce microelectronics (audio) \ adjective
microelectronically \ ˌmī-​krō-​i-​ˌlek-​ˈträ-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce microelectronics (audio) \ adverb

Examples of microelectronics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It can be manufactured into jewelry and used in microelectronics. Philipp Sandner, Forbes, "What Is Bitcoin? The Discovery Of The First “digital Commodity”," 4 Mar. 2021 But past weapons breakthroughs, like satellites, microelectronics, and the internet itself, were created nearly exclusively for the U.S. military at costs prohibitive to most nations, let alone companies. Dr. Will Roper, Popular Mechanics, "The Air Force Flew an AI Copilot on a U-2. Now, the Algorithm Has a New Mission.," 19 Jan. 2021 The Pentagon is awarding $50 million to historically black colleges and universities and minority-serving institutions for vital research into artificial intelligence, hypersonics, microelectronics, and other futuristic disciplines. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, "Pentagon awards $50M to historically black colleges for scientific research," 23 Sep. 2020 Late last year, the county agreed to spend $8.3 million to purchase microelectronics manufacturing machines and has committed $100 million to the organization over 40 years. Annie Martin, orlandosentinel.com, "UCF lays off BRIDG workers but remains tethered to Osceola County tech facility," 28 Aug. 2020 Shoring up supply chain security, from microelectronics to telecommunications to food, is one example that Gordon says is probably her biggest takeaway from the Covid-19 pandemic. Justin Sherman, Wired, "How the US Can Prevent the Next ‘Cyber 9/11’," 6 Aug. 2020 NeoCity is the 500-acre high-tech development — formerly Judge Farms near Kissimmee — anchored by BRIDG, a microelectronics research center. Paul Brinkmann, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Osceola County touts NeoCity as possible Amazon home," 6 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of microelectronics

1958, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Microelectronics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microelectronics. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of microelectronics

: the design, production, or use of very small electronic devices and circuits
: very small electronic devices or circuits

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