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chip

noun [C]
 
 
/tʃɪp/ ( also microchip, also silicon chip) IT
a very small piece of electronic equipment that is used in computers and other electronic equipment for performing many tasks: The company's chips are designed to deliver low power consumption and high performance, and are intended for mobile devices. Today you can put over a hundred million transistors on a tiny little computer chip. As prices for memory chips fell in recent months, the computer maker slashed prices on its products. →  See also bargaining chip , blue chip noun , red chip
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