n. Switches, gates, transistors and other electronic devices built on a molecular scale (molecular + electronics). Also known as molectronics.

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"The Hewlett-U.C.L.A. team is just one of six groups around the country working under an ambitious program by the Federal Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency that is trying to create a new kind of molecular-scale electronics—known as moletronics—that they hope will one day surpass the power and capacity of the silicon-based technology in today's computers."
—John Markoff, "A Renaissance In Computer Science," The New York Times, July 19, 1999

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