motherboard

noun
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 That performance analysis will be based on data sent from a temperature sensor on the APU and three others mounted on the PS5's motherboard, according to the interview (the highest measured temperature will be used to determine the fan speed). Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "PS5 will use downloadable updates to control game-by-game fan speed," 19 Oct. 2020 That’s where the motherboard, processor, GPU, ports, storage and battery cells all have to fit. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "How the world’s first foldable PC came to be," 29 Sep. 2020 Some thin and light laptops may have one or both soldered firmly onto the motherboard, which is no good. Whitson Gordon, Popular Science, "How to buy a quality laptop for school without breaking the bank," 14 Sep. 2020 Red Balloon researchers designed a custom motherboard, called Antenny, for NyanSat ground stations. Lily Hay Newman, Wired, "Hackers Are Building an Army of Cheap Satellite Trackers," 4 Aug. 2020 Motherboard: The motherboard is what all of your components attach to. Jason Cipriani, CNN Underscored, "How to build a gaming PC — and why you should," 30 June 2020 The Surface Duo has what looks to be a single-sided motherboard. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Surface Duo internals show Microsoft’s fanatical commitment to thinness," 18 Aug. 2020 There are a few different sizes with corresponding motherboard sizes. Jason Cipriani, CNN Underscored, "How to build a gaming PC — and why you should," 30 June 2020 The motherboard needs to be hooked into all your devices. Jess Grey, Wired, "Want a Better PC? Try Building Your Own," 7 June 2020

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First Known Use of motherboard

1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Motherboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/motherboard. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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motherboard

noun
How to pronounce motherboard (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of motherboard

: the main circuit board of a computer

motherboard

noun
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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