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In computing, the term chip has the following meanings:

  1. an integrated circuit
  2. more specifically, a microprocessor

In telecommunications:

  1. in satellite communications systems, the smallest element of data in an encoded signal.
  2. The most elemental component of a spread spectrum signal when it is decompressed in time; that is, the longest duration signal in which signal parameters are approximately constant..
  3. In micrographic and display systems, a relatively small and separate piece of microform that contains microimages and coded information for search, identification, and retrieval purposes.

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