[mahy-kroh-i-lek-tron-iks, -ee-lek-]

noun (used with a singular verb)

the technology dealing with the design, development, and construction of electronic systems utilizing extremely small elements, especially solid-state devices employing microminiaturization.

Nearby words

  1. microdrive,
  2. microearthquake,
  3. microecology,
  4. microeconomics,
  5. microelectrode,
  6. microelectrophoresis,
  7. microencapsulation,
  8. microencephaly,
  9. microenvironment,
  10. microerythrocyte

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



(functioning as singular) the branch of electronics concerned with microcircuits
Derived Formsmicroelectronic, adjective

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Word Origin and History for microelectronics



1960, from micro- + electronics.

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Science definitions for microelectronics



The branch of electronics that deals with miniature components generally too small to be seen by the naked eye.
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