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microelectronics

[mahy-kroh-i-lek-tron-iks, -ee-lek-]
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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the technology dealing with the design, development, and construction of electronic systems utilizing extremely small elements, especially solid-state devices employing microminiaturization.
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Origin of microelectronics

First recorded in 1955–60; micro- + electronics
Related formsmi·cro·e·lec·tron·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for microelectronics

microelectronics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) the branch of electronics concerned with microcircuits
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Derived Formsmicroelectronic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for microelectronics

n.

1960, from micro- + electronics.

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microelectronics in Science

microelectronics

[mī′krō-ĭ-lĕk-trŏnĭks]
  1. The branch of electronics that deals with miniature components generally too small to be seen by the naked eye.
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