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

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Origin of integrated circuit

First recorded in 1955–60
Also called microcircuit.
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British Dictionary definitions for integrated circuit

integrated circuit


noun

a very small electronic circuit consisting of an assembly of elements made from a chip of semiconducting material, such as crystalline siliconAbbreviation: IC
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Science definitions for integrated circuit

integrated circuit

[ ĭntĭ-grā′tĭd ]

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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Culture definitions for integrated circuit

integrated circuit


A miniaturized electrical circuit built on a microchip.

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