Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An electric circuit consisting of miniaturized components.

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  • noun An electronic device, usually fabricated by photolithography, that is very small and implements several components or their equivalent; an integrated circuit.

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  • noun a microelectronic computer circuit incorporated into a chip or semiconductor; a whole system rather than a single component

Etymologies

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micro- +‎ circuit

Examples

  • Wessel says that perhaps the microcircuit is the orange clownfish Marlin and the Blue Brain is the blue regal tang Dory and together they are searching for Nemo: an understanding of how consciousness emerges from the soggy three-pound mass of nerve and glial cells we call the brain.

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  • Wessel says that perhaps the microcircuit is the orange clownfish Marlin and the Blue Brain is the blue regal tang Dory and together they are searching for Nemo: an understanding of how consciousness emerges from the soggy three-pound mass of nerve and glial cells we call the brain.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Said EMP has deactivated every electrical system and high-tech microcircuit in this building and for several blocks around, so trying to flip any alarm would be quite futile.

    Starcraft II: Devils’ Due

  • Said EMP has deactivated every electrical system and high-tech microcircuit in this building and for several blocks around, so trying to flip any alarm would be quite futile.

    Starcraft II: Devils’ Due

  • The key microcircuit elements are about the size of a finger.

    Good Night, Mrs. Calabash

  • So it shouldn't be difficult to install those microcircuit modules.

    Good Night, Mrs. Calabash

  • The shiny new microcircuit elements lay in straight, neat rows encased in padded containers.

    Good Night, Mrs. Calabash

  • Pucky, Ras Tschubai, Jenner and Dr. Sorowski had returned long since to the house by the spaceport, since all of their microcircuit units had been installed.

    Good Night, Mrs. Calabash

  • Nevertheless he opened the compartment and was shocked to see that the microcircuit was sitting properly in its slot.

    Good Night, Mrs. Calabash

  • Rob Cockerill, photovoltaic marketing manager for DuPont's microcircuit-materials business, said the company's Solamet metallization paste, which is made from silver and other materials, collects electricity produced by the photovoltaic cell and transports it out of the cell.

    DuPont to Add Capacity

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