|IC a very small electronic circuit consisting of an assembly of elements made from a chip of semiconducting material, such as crystalline silicon|
|integrated circuit (ĭn'tĭ-grā'tĭd) Pronunciation Key
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.