Wafer meaning

wāfər
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A small disk of adhesive material used as a seal for papers.
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(pharmacology) A flat, tablet of rice paper or dried flour paste encasing a powdered drug.
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A small, thin, crisp cake, biscuit, or candy.
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(ecclesiastical) A small thin disk of unleavened bread used in the Eucharist.
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(pharmacology) A flat, tablet of rice paper or dried flour paste encasing a powdered drug.
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(electronics) A small, thin circular slice of a semiconducting material, such as pure silicon, on which an integrated circuit can be formed.
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To seal or fasten together with a disk of adhesive material.
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(pharmacology) To prepare in the form of wafers.
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(electronics) To divide into wafers.
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A piece of Eucharistic bread, specif., a thin, flat, white, typically round and unleavened piece of such bread, made from wheat.
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A small adhesive disk, as of paper, dried paste, gelatin, etc., used as a seal on letters, documents, etc.
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(comput.) A thin slice of a semiconductor on which integrated circuits are etched or mounted, as to form a chip.
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To seal, close, attach, or fasten with a wafer or wafers.
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(pharmacology) To prepare in the form of wafers.
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(1) A small magnetic tape cartridge in the early 1980s. See Stringy Floppy.
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A light, thin, flat biscuit.
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(religion) A thin disk of consecrated unleavened bread used in communion.
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A soft disk originally made of flour, and later of gelatin or a similar substance, used to seal letters, attach papers etc.
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(electronics) A thin disk of silicon or other semiconductor on which an electronic circuit is produced.
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To seal or close with a wafer.
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Origin of wafer

  • Middle English wafre from Anglo-Norman variant of Old North French waufre of Germanic origin webh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman wafre, waufre (= Old French gaufre), from Middle Low German wāfel. Compare waffle.

    From Wiktionary