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microelectronics

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
microelectronicsmi‧cro‧e‧lec‧tron‧ics /ˌmaɪkrəʊɪlekˈtrɒnɪks $ -kroʊɪlekˈtrɑː-/ noun [uncountable]  TDthe practice or study of designing very small electrical circuits that are used in computers the latest developments in microelectronicsmicroelectronic adjective a new system that has been developed using microelectronic technology
Examples from the Corpus
microelectronicsBut if the revolution in microelectronics is not yet faltering, there are signs of two big changes.These include microelectronics, veterinary science, law, fire safety engineering and information technology.The age of microelectronics, automation and biological engineering has arrived.The impact of microelectronics technology on work practices and procedures is considerable.The incorporation of microelectronics in products and manufacturing processes is likely to accelerate this trend.But, more recently it became necessary to introduce an improved system based more fully on microelectronics.Then, in the 1960s, solid-state microelectronics had been perfected.How persuasive is this argument in explaining the development, use, and effects of technology now, in the microelectronics era?
From Longman Business Dictionarymicroelectronicsmi‧cro‧e‧lec‧tron‧ics /ˌmaɪkrəʊɪlekˈtrɒnɪks-kroʊɪlekˈtrɑː-/ noun [uncountable] very small electrical circuits, and their design and usethe opportunities for environmental monitoring offered by developments in microelectronics
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