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Sil·i·con Valley

 (sĭl′ĭ-kən, -kŏn′)
A region of western California southeast of San Francisco known for its high-technology design and manufacturing industries.

Silicon Valley

1. (Placename) an industrial strip in W California, extending S of San Francisco, in which the US information technology industry is concentrated
2. (Communications & Information) any area in which industries associated with information technology are concentrated
3. (Human Geography) any area in which industries associated with information technology are concentrated

Sil′icon Val′ley

an area in N California, in the Santa Clara valley region, where many high-technology companies are located.
[1970–75; so called from the silicon wafers employed in semiconductor devices]
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Noun1.Silicon Valley - a region in California to the south of San Francisco that is noted for its concentration of high-technology industries
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes

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