American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See chip1.
- n. electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit
- micro- + chip (Wiktionary)
“I recognize that the microchip is an act of love, a response to a changed society, a harsh reality we have to live with.”
“Computer screens looking like computer codes resulting from "software originally developed for finding flaws in microchip circuitry.”
“Or maybe Jack can pry a microchip from the still-warm corpse.”
“She was particularly influenced by the idea of what Intel Corp. chairman Andrew Grove calls "knowledge turns" — breakthroughs that have led to annual advances in microchip technology and an ongoing revolution in the performance of products like personal computers.”
“The microchip is placed in your animal as if it were receiving a shot.”
“The microchip is a tiny chip that holds information about your pet.”
“The microchip is scheduled to be retired next year, to be replaced with the trusty vacuum tube.”
“Advances in microchip development are no longer confined to a single laboratory, much less a single country but are spread throughout the entire scientific community.”
“I don’t know a microchip from a cheese doodle, but I felt certain of one thing.”
“Smith points out that more than two thousand materials are used in the production of a microchip, which is just a single component of my machine!”
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