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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 British English

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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-
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"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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