Meaning of SILICON in English

SILICON

noun Etymology: New Latin silica + English -on (as in carbon) Date: 1817 a tetravalent nonmetallic element that occurs combined as the most abundant element next to oxygen in the earth's crust and is used especially in ferro~ for steelmaking, in other alloys, and in semiconductors

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