Meaning of SILICON in English


n. Chem. a non-metallic element occurring widely in silica and silicates, and used in the manufacture of glass.


Symb.: Si.

Phrases and idioms:

silicon chip a silicon microchip. silicon carbide CARBORUNDUM. Silicon Valley an area with a high concentration of electronics industries.

Etymology: L silex -icis flint (after carbon, boron), alt. of earlier silicium

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.