plural noun
mi·​cro·​elec·​tron·​ics | \ -i-ˌlek-ˈträ-niks \

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 \ -​nik \ adjective
microelectronically \ -​ni-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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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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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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to gather or build up little by little

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