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"chip" in British English

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chipnoun

uk   /tʃɪp/ us   /tʃɪp/
  • chip noun (FRIED FOOD)

A1 [C usually plural] UK US French fry a long, thin piece of potato that is fried and usually eaten hot: fish and chips beans/egg/sausage and chips oven chips (= chips that are baked in an oven rather than fried)
A2 [C usually plural] US US also potato chip, UK (potato) crisp a very thin, often round piece of fried potato, sometimes with a flavour added, sold especially in plastic bags: a bag of chips
[C usually plural] a thin slice of fried maize, banana, or other food that is eaten cold: tortilla chips and salsa banana chips

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  • chip noun (PIECE)

[C] a small piece that has been broken off a larger object, or the mark left on an object such as a cup, plate, etc. where a small piece has been broken off it: wood chips Polly fell and knocked a chip out of her front tooth. This mug's got a chip in it/out of it.

chipverb [I or T]

uk   /tʃɪp/ us   /tʃɪp/ -pp-
(Definition of chip from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chip" in American English

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chipnoun [C]

us   /tʃɪp/
  • chip noun [C] (PIECE)

a small piece of something or a piece that has broken off a larger object: chocolate chips wood chips Chips of paint from the peeling ceiling littered the floor.
A chip is also the mark left on an object where a small piece has broken off.
A chip is a plastic piece used in some games to represent money or points.
  • chip noun [C] (COMPUTER PART)

  • chip noun [C] (FOOD)

a small, flat piece of fried food, esp. a potato chip or tortilla chip: a bag of corn chips
(Definition of chip from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"chip" in Business English

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chipnoun [C]

uk   /tʃɪp/ us   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.
(Definition of chip from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“chip” in American English

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May 31, 2016
by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another

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