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

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 Preston suggested the necrobotic experiments can potentially be used for things like pick-and-place tasks, sorting or moving objects of small scales, assembly of microelectronics or capturing smaller insects in nature. Ariana Garcia, Chron, 3 Aug. 2022 Scientific collaboration between China and the U.S. is also breaking down in fields like microelectronics and quantum computing because of national security concerns on both sides. Tommy Shih, The Conversation, 13 July 2022 Sean McDonnell reports that the college began offering courses in microelectronics manufacturing in 2013 and offers certifications, associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in the field. cleveland, 15 Apr. 2022 But how exactly are computer chips and microelectronics made? Sean Mcdonnell, cleveland, 14 Apr. 2022 The combination of neuroscience, microelectronics, and miniaturized high-powered computation is what made this study possible. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 5 Nov. 2021 The new rules cover microelectronics, telecommunications devices, sensors, avionics, navigation and marine equipment, the department said. Will Knight, Wired, 24 Feb. 2022 For cost-reduction purposes, overt the past decade or more, the production of semiconductors and microelectronics has moved offshore, and supply chains have become more global. Richard Howells, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2022 Portland Community College’s microelectronics graduates typically earn a starting salary around $60,000 after completing the two-year program, according to Kirchner. oregonlive, 3 Oct. 2021 See More

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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 18 Aug. 2022.

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