Silicon Valley etymology

English word Silicon Valley comes from Latin -ionem, Latin silicis, and later Latin silicium (Silicon (chemical element 14).)

Detailed word origin of Silicon Valley

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ionem Latin (lat)
silicis Latin (lat)
silica English (eng) Any of the silica group of the silicate minerals.. Silicon dioxide.
silicium Latin (lat) Silicon (chemical element 14).
silicon English (eng) (chemistry, countable) A single atom of this element.. (chemistry, uncountable) A nonmetallic element (symbol Si) with an atomic number of 14 and atomic weight of 28.0855. (slang) computer processor. (slang) computing.
Silicon Valley English (eng) (informal) Originally, the region of the San Francisco Bay Area in which there are a high number of industries producing silicon chips; later extended to mean the entire concentration of high-tech businesses in this area.

Words with the same origin as Silicon Valley

Descendants of silicis
barysilite disiloxane felsic ferrosilite hexasiloxane natrosilite oligosiloxane orthosilicic pentasil pentasiloxane polysilicic polysiloxane salicide sila-explosive silcrete silex silica siloxane silsesquioxane silundum sima tetrasiloxane trisiloxane uranosilite