silicon vs silicone :

silicon or silicone

Silicon is a chemical element, the basic stuff of which microchips are made. Silicones are plastics and other materials containing silicon, the most commonly discussed example being silicone breast implants. Less used by the general public is “silica”: an oxide of silicon.

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Definitions

  • n  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

  • n  any of a large class of siloxanes that are unusually stable over a wide range of temperatures; used in lubricants and adhesives and coatings and synthetic rubber and electrical insulation
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    The discord among social, racial, ethnic and national groups in Miami-Dade is often palpable, though we like to sweep the dust under the rug opting instead to believe that we are a cohesive and harmonious community where people feel welcomed, accepted and comforted. Yet the often-touted warm reception is often a hypocritical smile with fleshy, silicone lips.
    June 12, 2013 - Miami Herald
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    Made of high-impact ABS plastic that is flame retardant to UL94-VO (white) and UL94-HB (black), tablet enclosures for portable, desktop, or wall-mounted electronic applications come in sizes from 5.5 x 3.9 x 1.2 in. to 12.7 x 9.1 x 1.2 in. Tongue and groove sealing design protects against dust and moisture, and optional silicone sponge gasket imparts IP65 rating. Recessed area is designed for ...
    June 12, 2013 - ThomasNet
  • Daniel Shoer Roth: Dade’s dirty little secret: what everyone knows and no one says
    The discord among social, racial, ethnic and national groups in Miami-Dade is often palpable, though we like to sweep the dust under the rug opting instead to believe that we are a cohesive and harmonious community where people feel welcomed, accepted and comforted. Yet the often-touted warm reception is often a hypocritical smile with fleshy, silicone lips.
    June 12, 2013 - Miami Herald