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integrated circuit

noun, Electronics.
a circuit of transistors, resistors, and capacitors constructed on a single semiconductor wafer or chip, in which the components are interconnected to perform a given function.
Abbreviation: IC.
Also called microcircuit.
Origin of integrated circuit
First recorded in 1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The capabilities of the integrated circuit (IC), and in particular the microprocessor, continue to increase unabated.

    Shock and Awe Harlan K. Ullman
British Dictionary definitions for integrated circuit

integrated circuit

a very small electronic circuit consisting of an assembly of elements made from a chip of semiconducting material, such as crystalline silicon IC
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integrated circuit in Science
integrated circuit
A device made of interconnected electronic components, such as transistors and resistors, that are etched or imprinted onto a tiny slice of a semiconducting material, such as silicon or germanium. An integrated circuit smaller than a fingernail can hold millions of circuits. Also called chip, microchip.
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integrated circuit in Culture

integrated circuit definition

A miniaturized electrical circuit built on a microchip.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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