silicon

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Chemical element
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Etymology 1[edit]

From the stem of Latin silex (silica).

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silicon (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry) A nonmetallic element (symbol Si) with an atomic number of 14 and atomic weight of 28.0855.

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Do not confuse silicon with silicone.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From the silicon chips used in computers

Noun[edit]

silicon (uncountable)

  1. (slang) computing
  2. (slang) computer processor
  3. Abbreviation of silicon chip.