silicon photonics etymology

English word silicon photonics comes from English silicon, English photon, English -ic

Detailed word origin of silicon photonics

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.
photon English (eng) (particle) The quantum of light and other electromagnetic energy, regarded as a discrete particle having zero rest mass, no electric charge, and an indefinitely long lifetime. It is a gauge boson.
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
silicon photonics English (eng) The technology discipline related to production of optical switching electronic devices using integrated circuit manufacturing technology.

Words with the same origin as silicon photonics

Descendants of silicon
Silicon Valley aluminio-silicate barysilite bisilicate borosilicate disilicate disiloxane hexasiloxane in silico metasilicate natrosilite oligosiloxane pentasiloxane polysiloxane sila-explosive silicate silician silicide silicyne siloxane silsesquioxane sima tetrasilicate titan-osilicate trisiloxane
Descendants of photon
notoph phaser photino
Descendants of -ic
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