New words – 23 September 2013September 23, 2013
chiplet noun a very tiny electronic circuit
The technology breaks silicon wafers into tens of thousands of chiplets, bottles them as “ink” and then “prints” them, much as a Xerox laser printer puts toner on paper.
[New York Times (US broadsheet) 09 April 2013]
genome editing noun the rewriting of DNA in living organisms, often for the purposes of curing illnesses
This uses a new technique called genome editing.
[BBC Radio 4 17 April 2013]
ladybro noun slang a female friend (usually of another woman)
Where was Vicky Pryce’s ladybro when she needed one?
[www.guardian.co.uk 08 April 2013]