Definition of 'silicon'
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The problem is that the actual electronic components imprinted on silicon chips cannot get much smaller. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Now hardware is silicon chips and software is floppy disks. Infinite in All Directions (1989)It seems as if the silicon chip inside his head got switched to overload. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It contains a silicon chip with a serial number identifying the home to which it belongs. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If you just put money into slightly improving the way silicon chips work you miss the point. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are not as efficient in electricity generation as the best crystalline silicon panels but they have certain advantages. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That was done using a silicon implant and it gave me the chiselled profile of Ken. The Sun (2013)The pills contain a tiny silicon chip which uses stomach acid as a battery to send a signal to a patch worn above the stomach. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Everything is becoming smaller, but there is only so much that can be squeezed on to a silicon chip. Times, Sunday Times (2012)So you're saying that nature has given us the tools and techniques we need to replace or augment silicon? Times, Sunday Times (2015)A potentially more practical solution is photovoltaic panels, which use silicon cells to turn sunlight into electricity. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Better still, just implant a silicon chip under the skin - it works for dogs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)An industry source reported last night that silicon - not used in the fuel industry - had been found in the suspect unleaded petrol. The Sun (2007)
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Translations for 'silicon'
British English: silicon NOUN
Silicon is an element that is found in sand and in minerals such as quartz and granite. Silicon is used to make parts of computers and other electronic equipment.
The new chip will be made from a piece of silicon about the size of a postage stamp.
Definition of silicon from the Collins English Dictionary
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