silicon

[ US /ˈsɪɫəkən/ ]
[ UK /sˈɪlɪkən/ ]
NOUN
  1. a tetravalent nonmetallic element; next to oxygen it is the most abundant element in the earth's crust; occurs in clay and feldspar and granite and quartz and sand; used as a semiconductor in transistors
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How To Use silicon In A Sentence

  • You can stoke his silicon chest and pinch his squeezable bum - it may be the closest you ever get to doing it.
  • We may still be able to save Las Vegas, as it is encysted by libertarian Nevada... but San Francisco, I fear, is already seething with the RED VIRUS, which has spread to it's outer "Bay Area" provinces, such as Mountain View and other Silicon Valley cities. Obama's Commie Mama
  • The company pioneered the use of the silicon chip.
  • It would be interested to find out if this study separated San Jose/Silicon Valley MSA from the San Francisco/San Mateo/Marin MSA. The High-Tech Job Capital Is…The Big Apple? - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com
  • Whose miniaturized and siliconized and transistorized little bits of magic lie at the very heart of your defensive systems? The Edge of Madness
  • Nicolas, who lives in Pondicherry, India, makes his own kites using siliconised nylon and carbon sticks. Home | Mail Online
  • To overcome this problem, the Purdue researchers developed a means to create LEDs on low-cost, metal-coated silicon wafers, whereby the the silicon substrate is metalized with a built-in reflective layer of zirconium nitride. Sustainable Design Update » Blog Archive » New Low Cost LED Technology
  • A current example is a digital camera on a chip that includes the imager, all control electronics, and an analog-to-digital converter - all on the same silicon chip.
  • Now hardware is silicon chips and software is floppy disks. Infinite in All Directions
  • Not only does this process have much capital behind it - fed by the deep-pocket venture capital organizations of Silicon Valley an hour to the south - but it has its epigones in the press.
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