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chip

n. ~ 1. Imaging · A microform that contains both microimages and coded identification. - 2. Sound recordings · A defect in a cylinder of disc recording resulting from a piece that is missing from an edge. - 3. Conservation · Mechanical damage to a document, such as a small piece broken off a glass plate or brittle board. - 4. Computing · An integrated circuit on a piece of semiconductive material.

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Chip2 should be distinguished from a gouge or dig, which is a defect in the recording surface.