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in·te·grat·ed circuit

(ĭn′tĭ-grā′tĭd)
n. Abbr. IC
An electronic circuit whose components, such as transistors and resistors, are etched or deposited on a single slice of semiconductor material to produce a microchip.

integrated circuitry n.

integrated circuit

n
(Electronics) a very small electronic circuit consisting of an assembly of elements made from a chip of semiconducting material, such as crystalline silicon. Abbreviation: IC

in′tegrated cir′cuit


n.
a circuit of transistors, resistors, and capacitors constructed on a single semiconductor wafer or chip, in which the components are interconnected to perform a given function; microcircuit. Abbr.: IC
[1955–60]

in·te·grat·ed circuit

(ĭn′tĭ-grā′tĭd)
A device made of interconnected electronic components that are etched or imprinted onto a tiny slice of a semiconducting material, such as silicon or germanium. An integrated circuit smaller than a fingernail can hold millions of circuits. Also called chip.

integrated circuit

1. A tiny electrical circuit that is made up of a semiconductor chip with several electronic components.
2. A minute electrical circuit containing thousands of electronic components on a tiny chip of silicon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.integrated circuit - a microelectronic computer circuit incorporated into a chip or semiconductorintegrated circuit - a microelectronic computer circuit incorporated into a chip or semiconductor; a whole system rather than a single component
micro chip, microchip, microprocessor chip, silicon chip, chip - electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit
computer circuit - a circuit that is part of a computer
Translations
circuit intégré
integrált áramkör
circuito integrado

integrated circuit

integrated circuit

n (Comput) → circuito integrato
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