printed circuit

noun

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Foxconn will start to churn out iPhones in that country this year; its print circuit board affiliate and Apple supplier Zhen Ding Technology Holding Ltd. announced plans to invest there late last year. Debby Wubloomberg, Los Angeles Times, "Trump trade war is splitting tech manufacturers along U.S.-China lines," 15 Aug. 2019 The country offers the best manufacturing options for some of Brilliant’s most technical needs, like printing circuit boards, injection-molded plastics, screens and modules. Alexandra Stevenson, The Seattle Times, "Trump’s tariffs may hurt as trade war worsens, but quitting China is hard to do. Why other countries can’t fill the bill.," 24 Sep. 2018 One recent avenue of inquiry is into printable tech, using inks that conduct electronic current to print circuits into materials like cloth or paper. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "This Magnetic Ink Would Let Broken Wearable Heal Themselves," 5 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of printed circuit

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Printed circuit.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/printed%20circuit. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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printed circuit

noun

English Language Learners Definition of printed circuit

technical : a circuit that uses thin strips of metal on a thin board to carry electricity

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