Integrated-circuit



noun, Electronics.
1.
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.
Abbreviation: IC.
noun
1.
a very small electronic circuit consisting of an assembly of elements made from a chip of semiconducting material, such as crystalline silicon IC
integrated circuit
(ĭn’tĭ-grā’tĭd)
A device made of interconnected electronic components, such as transistors and resistors, 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, microchip.

A miniaturized electrical circuit built on a microchip.

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