: a metal or metallic alloy used when melted to join metallic surfaces
especially : an alloy of lead and tin so used
: something that unites
soldered; soldering ˈsä-d(ə-)riŋ
British also ˈsäl-,
: to unite or make whole by solder
: to bring into or restore to firm union
a friendship soldered by common interests
: to use solder
: to become united or repaired by or as if by solder
Verb Wires are soldered onto the circuit board.
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NounThe department did provide schools with information about general mitigation methods that could be implemented, including installing devices that automatically flush water at regular intervals, permanently capping fixtures, and replacing fixtures, solder or pipes that contain lead. —Emily Hoerner, Chicago Tribune, 7 May 2023 On section is intended to put the whiff of solder back in your nostrils. —IEEE Spectrum, 1 Aug. 2021 On April 14, the pair went to an Army base to screen the movie — and to learn from real-life solders. —Greg Hanlon, Peoplemag, 28 Apr. 2023 Flip-chip technology relies on balls of solder attached to those pads. —Roel Baets, IEEE Spectrum, 8 Apr. 2023 Bindle issued a voluntary recall of its dual-compartment water bottles, acknowledging that the dry storage container at the bottom contains a dot of finishing solder which may contain excess amounts of lead. —Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 15 Mar. 2023 The base of the cups and bottles can break off, exposing a solder dot which contains lead, according to the recall notice. —Zoe Sottile, CNN, 28 Nov. 2022 Richard Estes, who was in the Air Force from 1963-67, came with his wife, Becky, to ring a bell and put a U.S. flag in the dirt next to a wreath in remembrance of their son, Richard Scott Estes, an Army solder who died as part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Egypt in 1991. —al, 11 Nov. 2020 Rosin-core solder is the best stuff to buy for electronics. —Matt Crisara, Popular Mechanics, 4 Apr. 2023
VerbEnter eSIMs, the newish standard that does away with the physical, removable SIM card and instead solders a tiny chip on the motherboard of your phone. —Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 3 Mar. 2023 One of the easiest is to find a buddy that already knows how to solder. —Matt Crisara, Popular Mechanics, 4 Apr. 2023 Running an iron hot makes things easier to solder, but also runs the risk of melting components. —Matt Crisara, Popular Mechanics, 4 Apr. 2023 The configuration that's on sale includes 16GB of LPDDR5 soldered memory and a 256GB M.2 solid-state drive. —Chuong Nguyen, Ars Technica, 15 Mar. 2023 The Yoga 7i is configured with a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1255U alongside Intel Xe Graphics, 16GB of LPDDR5 soldered memory, and a 1TB solid-state drive. —Chuong Nguyen, Ars Technica, 15 Mar. 2023 This will make soldering the jumpers in place, easier. —Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 28 Feb. 2023 De Bastiani, De Wolf and colleagues soldered a metal wire on each side of the tandom cells to extend the electrode contacts. —IEEE Spectrum, 21 Feb. 2023 In an era of intensifying polarization and fragmentation, public schools are among the few unifying institutions with the potential to help solder together a diverse rising generation of Americans ready and equipped to live together, solve problems and help build a better nation. —Time, 20 Sep. 2022 See More
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