moth·​er·​board | \ ˈmə-t͟hər-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce motherboard (audio) \

Definition of motherboard

: the main circuit board especially of a microcomputer

Examples of motherboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So, while upgrading to Meteor Lake looks likely to require a new motherboard, the dimensions of the new socket match that of LGA 1700. Matthew Humphries, PCMAG, 7 June 2022 But OnePlus has taken things a step further for this particular phone, with a new heat dissipation system that relies on a customized vapor chamber on both sides of the motherboard. Maren Estrada, BGR, 31 Mar. 2022 Receiving a message to hack into the motherboard, Matalusa sets out for another dimension, singing to himself and lamenting his brother’s death. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2022 Intel's high-end 12th-generation Core processors use a lot of power and generate a lot of heat, but Asus' ROG Maximus Z690 Hero motherboard takes things to the next level. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 3 Jan. 2022 Alvarez also built a custom computer to handle the processing after one computer's motherboard melted while compiling the images. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 6 May 2022 While most capture cards plug in via USB, internal capture cards plug directly into your desktop’s motherboard. Harry Rabinowitz, Popular Mechanics, 27 Apr. 2022 All systems were sent back to manufacturing to have their batteries swapped, while future systems beyond the initial print run of 20,000 were further revised due to volatile chip and motherboard prices. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 11 Apr. 2022 But, the memory is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no slot for an extra stick. Brittany Vincent, BGR, 16 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of motherboard

1971, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jul 2022

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“Motherboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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moth·​er·​board | \ ˈmə-t͟hər-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce motherboard (audio) \

Kids Definition of motherboard

: the main circuit board especially of a small computer

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