in silico etymology

English word in silico comes from English silicon, English in, English linoleum

Detailed word origin of in silico

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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.
in English (eng) (cricket) Currently batting.. (legal) With privilege or possession; used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin.. (nautical, of the sails of a vessel) Furled or stowed.. In fashion; popular.. Incoming. (UK) Abbreviation of in aid of.. (not comparable) Located indoors, especially at home or the office, or inside something.. (sports) Still eligible to play, e.g. able to bat in cricket and [...]
linoleum English (eng) An inexpensive waterproof covering used especially for floors, made from solidified linseed oil over a burlap or canvas backing, or from its modern replacement, polyvinyl chloride.
in silico English (eng) (computing, science) In computer simulation or in virtual reality.

Words with the same origin as in silico

Descendants of silicon
Silicon Valley aluminio-silicate barysilite bisilicate borosilicate disilicate disiloxane hexasiloxane metasilicate natrosilite oligosiloxane pentasiloxane polysiloxane sila-explosive silicate silician silicide silicyne siloxane silsesquioxane sima tetrasilicate titan-osilicate trisiloxane
Descendants of linoleum
lino linocut