thin film

  1. a film of material only a few microns thick, deposited on a substrate, as in the technology for making integrated circuits.

Origin of thin film

First recorded in 1955–60

Other words from thin film

  • thin-film, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for thin-film


  1. (of an electronic component, device, or circuit) composed of one or more extremely thin layers of metal, semiconductor, etc, deposited on a ceramic or glass substrate: thin-film capacitor

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