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 plant in the central Minnesota community of Merrifield, near Brainerd, does wire and cable assembly, system-level assembly and printed circuit board manufacturing. Patrick Kennedy, Star Tribune, 12 Aug. 2020 Debris and moisture accumulation on the tow hitch harness module printed circuit board (PCB) may cause an electrical short, which can result in a fire. Detroit Free Press, 2 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of printed circuit was in 1946

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“Printed circuit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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