microelectronics

[ mahy-kroh-i-lek-tron-iks, -ee-lek- ]
/ ˌmaɪ kroʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɒn ɪks, -ˌi lɛk- /

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.

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Origin of microelectronics

First recorded in 1955–60; micro- + electronics

OTHER WORDS FROM microelectronics

mi·cro·e·lec·tron·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for microelectronics

microelectronics
/ (ˌmaɪkrəʊɪlɛkˈtrɒnɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the branch of electronics concerned with microcircuits

Derived forms of microelectronics

microelectronic, adjective
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Scientific definitions for microelectronics

microelectronics
[ mī′krō-ĭ-lĕk-trŏnĭks ]

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