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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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Also called microcircuit.

Origin of integrated circuit

First recorded in 1955–60
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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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Scientific 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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Cultural definitions for integrated circuit

integrated circuit

A miniaturized electrical circuit built on a microchip.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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