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    taking over

    Would you please explain the following in red more easily?

    Starting in the late 1950s, engineers had figured out how to combine many transistors on a small slice of silicon, along with the connections between them. These new integrated circuits, or microchips, could hold chunks of memory or handle other tasks, taking over whole sections of a computer.

    Does this mean "the microchips could do what a normal computer could do"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: taking over

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    Would you please explain the following in red more easily?

    Starting in the late 1950s, engineers had figured out how to combine many transistors on a small slice of silicon, along with the connections between them. These new integrated circuits, or microchips, could hold chunks of memory or handle other tasks, taking over whole sections of a computer.

    Does this mean "the microchips could do what a normal computer could do"?

    Thank you.
    No, it means that the microchips could do what whole sections of a normal computer could do. "Whole sections" means complete major parts of the computer; not the whole thing.

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    Re: taking over

    I see.

    Many thanks.

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