in silico

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By analogy with Latin in vitro (in glass). Used to refer to experiments in a test tube, using silicon to represent computing. At the time of the coining, computing was normally performed with silicon chips.


in silico (not comparable)

  1. (sciences, computing) In computer simulation or in virtual reality.
    He was able to dissect the frog in silico.

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