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A small, thin piece of semiconductor bearing numerous circuits integrated into its substrate. A chip smaller than a fingernail can hold millions of circuits. Most of a computer's circuitry is built from chips mounted on circuit boards. Also called chip.
v. microchipped, microchipping, microchips
To implant a microchip in: All of the animals in this shelter have been microchipped.
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(Electronics) a small piece of semiconductor material carrying many integrated circuits
vb, -chips, -chipping or -chipped
(Computer Science) (tr) to implant (an animal) with a microchip tag linked to a national computer network for purposes of identification
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n., v. chipped, chip•ping. n.
1. a small, slender piece, as of wood, separated by chopping, cutting, or breaking.
2. a very thin slice or small piece of food, candy, etc.: chocolate chips.
3. a mark or flaw made by the breaking off or gouging out of a small piece: This glass has a chip.
4. any of the small round disks, used as tokens for money in roulette, poker, and some other gambling games; counter.
5. Also called microchip. a tiny slice of semiconducting material on which a transistor or an integrated circuit is formed.
6. anything trivial or worthless.
7. a piece of dried dung: buffalo chips.
8. chip shot.
9. Tennis. a softly sliced return shot with heavy backspin.
10. chips, Chiefly Brit. French fries.v.t.
11. to hew or cut with an ax, chisel, etc.
12. to break off or gouge out (a bit or fragment): to chip a piece of ice from a large block.
13. to cut or break a bit or fragment from: to chip a tooth.
14. to shape or produce by cutting or flaking away pieces: to chip a figure out of wood.
15. Tennis. to slice (a ball) on a return shot, producing backspin.v.i.
16. to break off in small pieces.
17. to make a chip shot.
18. chip in,Idioms:
a. to give as one's share; contribute: We each chipped in five dollars.
b. to share a cost or burden by giving money or aid: to chip in on a birthday cake.
1. chip off the old block, a person who strongly resembles one parent in appearance or behavior.
2. chip on one's shoulder, an antagonistic or quarrelsome disposition.
[1300–50; (n.) Middle English; compare Old English cipp plowshare, beam (v.) late Middle English chippen; compare Old English -cippian in forcippian to cut off; akin to Middle Low German, Middle Dutch kippen to chip, hatch]
v. chipped, chip•ping,
1. to chirp or squeak; cheep.n.
2. a chirp or squeak; cheep.
[1880–85; variant of cheep]
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|Noun||1.||microchip - electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit|
biochip - a microchip that uses tiny strands of DNA to latch onto and quickly recognize thousands of genes at a time; intended for use in a biological environment
computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system - a machine for performing calculations automatically
DNA chip, gene chip - a microchip that holds DNA probes that form half of the DNA double helix and can recognize DNA from samples being tested
integrated circuit, microcircuit - a microelectronic computer circuit incorporated into a chip or semiconductor; a whole system rather than a single component
memory chip - a RAM microchip that can be plugged into a computer to provide additional memory
microprocessor - integrated circuit semiconductor chip that performs the bulk of the processing and controls the parts of a system; "a microprocessor functions as the central processing unit of a microcomputer"; "a disk drive contains a microprocessor to handle the internal functions of the drive"
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microchip[ˈmaɪkrəʊˌtʃɪp] N → microchip m
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vt (for identification) [+ animal] → pucer
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microchip→ شَرِيحَةٌ صَغِيرَة mikročip mikrochip Mikrochip μικροτσίπ microchip mikrosiru puce mikročip microchip マイクロチップ 마이크로칩 microchip mikrobrikke mikroprocesor microchip микропроцессор mikrochips ไมโครชิป mikroçip vi mạch 微芯片
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