Meaning of “silicon” in the English Dictionary

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"silicon" in British English

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siliconnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsɪl.ɪ.kən/ us /ˈsɪl.ə.kən/ symbol Si

(Definition of “silicon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"silicon" in American English

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siliconnoun [ U ]

us /ˈsɪl·ɪ·kən, -əˌkɑn/

a common chemical element that is used in electronic devices, such as computers, and in making materials such as glass, concrete, and steel

(Definition of “silicon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"silicon" in Business English

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siliconnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsɪlɪkən/ us PRODUCTION, IT

a chemical element which has unusual electrical characteristics and is used to make computer parts:

The company has developed a technology that does not use expensive silicon.

(Definition of “silicon” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)