a thin, crisp cake or biscuit, often sweetened and flavored.
a thin disk of unleavened bread, used in the Eucharist, as in the Roman Catholic Church.
a thin disk of dried paste, gelatin, adhesive paper, or the like, used for sealing letters, attaching papers, etc.
Medicine/Medical. a thin sheet of dry paste or the like, used to enclose a powder to be swallowed.
any small, thin disk, as a washer or piece of insulation.
Electronics. a thin slice of semiconductor used as a base material on which single transistors or integrated-circuit components are formed.
to seal, close, or attach by means of a wafer or wafers: to wafer a letter.
- wa·fer·like, wa·fer·y, adjective
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How to use wafer in a sentence
Multiple chips are etched onto the same wafer and then the wafer is cut into individual chips.The Trillion-Transistor Chip That Just Left a Supercomputer in the Dust | Jason Dorrier | November 22, 2020 | Singularity Hub
While the WSE is also etched onto a silicon wafer, the wafer is left intact as a single, operating unit.The Trillion-Transistor Chip That Just Left a Supercomputer in the Dust | Jason Dorrier | November 22, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Because one of the things this pandemic is doing — it is an absolute catastrophe for America’s small businesses, for cities’ small businesses who came into this with a very thin wafer of financial cushion.
They also came up with another tactic where, instead of soaking the wafer in a solution, they applied a small amount of the solution on the surface of the wafer.Carbon Nanotube Transistors May Soon Give Waning Moore’s Law a Boost | Edd Gent | June 1, 2020 | Singularity Hub
If the wafer is then removed from the solution and dried, the deposited CNTs stay in place.Carbon Nanotube Transistors May Soon Give Waning Moore’s Law a Boost | Edd Gent | June 1, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Francis promptly picked up the phone and told her go ahead and take the wafer.The Great Divide Facing Pope Francis That Only Catholics Understand | Barbie Latza Nadeau | September 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
wafer would often ride a bike or taxi to drinking establishments in his neighborhood rather than risk driving, the woman said.
According to a former girlfriend who asked not to be identified, wafer was a heavy drinker during at least part of his life.
wafer came from a large family and grew up in the Detroit area.
A 911 tape released indicated that wafer called police after he shot McBride to report the incident, then hung up.
Lionel wafer in his travels upon the Isthmus of Darien in 1699 saw the plant growing and cultivated by the natives.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Sometimes a thick wafer can be split into two, which will answer a very good purpose; but at others, both parts fall to pieces.The Young Man's Guide | William A. Alcott
Leslie took a small jam wafer and proceeded to nibble it quietly.Daisy Ashford: Her Book | Daisy Ashford
To people in business, cits, snobs, a wafer—but still a wafer—gently dipped in water.Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II | Various
Using the rosette tube in the bag, make a single rosette in the center of each wafer.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
British Dictionary definitions for wafer
a thin crisp sweetened biscuit with different flavourings, served with ice cream, etc
Christianity a thin disc of unleavened bread used in the Eucharist as celebrated by the Western Church
pharmacol an envelope of rice paper enclosing a medicament
electronics a large single crystal of semiconductor material, such as silicon, on which numerous integrated circuits are manufactured and then separated
a small thin disc of adhesive material used to seal letters, documents, etc
(tr) to seal, fasten, or attach with a wafer
- wafer-like or wafery, adjective
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