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[mahy-kroh-i-lek-tron-iks, -ee-lek-] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɒn ɪks, -ˌi lɛk-/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the technology dealing with the design, development, and construction of electronic systems utilizing extremely small elements, especially solid-state devices employing microminiaturization.
Origin of microelectronics
1955-60; micro- + electronics
Related forms
microelectronic, adjective Unabridged
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  • They've even predicted that it will take the world of microelectronics by storm.
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  • Yes, this is where the cost changes are of a similar nature to those of microelectronics.
British Dictionary definitions for microelectronics


(functioning as sing) the branch of electronics concerned with microcircuits
Derived Forms
microelectronic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for microelectronics

1960, from micro- + electronics.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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microelectronics in Science
The branch of electronics that deals with miniature components generally too small to be seen by the naked eye.
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