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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)

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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)

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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. silicon computer processors
(Definition of silicon from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “silicon”
in Spanish silicio, Silicio…
in Vietnamese silic…
in Malaysian silikon…
in Thai ซิลิคอน…
in Chinese (Simplified) (化学元素)硅…
in Turkish silikon…
in Russian кремний…
in Indonesian silikon…
in Chinese (Traditional) (化學元素)矽…
in Polish silikon…
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