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  • n  a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
  • n  a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line
  • n  a piece of dried bovine dung
  • n  a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat
  • n  a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
  • n  a small disk-shaped counter used to represent money when gambling
  • n  electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit
  • n  (golf) a low running approach shot
  • n  the act of chipping something
  • v  break off (a piece from a whole)
    Her tooth chipped
  • v  cut a nick into
  • v  play a chip shot
  • v  form by chipping
    They chipped their names in the stone
  • v  break a small piece off from
    chip the glass
    chip a tooth

  • If someone proposed injecting a computer chip in your arm and said it could save your life, would you do it? As Orwellian as it sounds, VeriChip is betting this will be a billion .
  • Recession and an industrywide supply glut threatens to decimate manufacturers of memory chips, a key component of consumer electronics products.
  • Tiny radio frequency identification (RFID) computer chips with the needles used to implant them under the skin sit next to a dime for scale.
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in FOXNews
    This is not a Republican problem or a Democratic problem at this stage,Obama said. "It is an American problem and we're going to all have to chip in and do what the American people expect."
  • Clint Dempsey in The Associated Press
    I couldn't chip it over the keeper, so I just tried to hit it under him — hit it hard,Dempsey said.
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg in
    In dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the ruling "cannot be understood as anything other than an effort to chip away at a right declared again and again by this court."

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