microchip

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From micro- +‎ chip.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

microchip (plural microchips)

  1. Integrated circuit; microprocessor.

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Verb[edit]

microchip (third-person singular simple present microchips, present participle microchipping, simple past and past participle microchipped)

  1. (transitive) To fit (an animal) with a microchip.
    • 2017 September 23, “From north Wales to Norfolk, distraught beekeepers ask: who’s stealing our hives?”, in The Observer[1]:
      In Britain, where the British BeeKeepers Association (BBKA) has been urging members to microchip their hives for some time, the continuing mystery and the belief that the crimes are inside jobs are taking their toll.
    • 1997, Paulette Cooper, Paul Noble, Jack Fleming, 277 Secrets Your Cat Wants You to Know
      Still, doing something to protect your cat is better than doing nothing, so you should have your cat microchipped in the groin area with a registered ID.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English microchip, from micro- +‎ chip.

Noun[edit]

microchip m (invariable)

  1. microchip

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English microchip.

Noun[edit]

microchip m (plural microchips)

  1. (electronics) microchip (small plate with a set of electronic circuits)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English microchip.

Noun[edit]

microchip m (plural microchips)

  1. (electronics) microchip (small plate with a set of electronic circuits)