from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An electric circuit consisting of miniaturized components.

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


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micro- +‎ circuit


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