printed circuit


Definition of printed circuit

: a circuit for electronic apparatus made by depositing conductive material in continuous paths from terminal to terminal on an insulating surface

Examples of printed circuit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The keyboard switches in the Sonnet are installed by the user on an aluminum plate and then soldered directly onto the printed circuit board inside the keyboard. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 13 June 2022 Nikkei lists some of them, including Foxconn’s touch panel subsidiary, General Interface Solution (GIS) Holding, and printed circuit board maker Unimicron. Chris Smith, BGR, 14 Mar. 2022

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First Known Use of printed circuit

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Printed circuit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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