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populate

[′päp·yə‚lāt]
(computer science)
To add electronic components, such as memory chips, to a circuit board.
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populate

To plug in chips or components into a printed circuit board. A fully populated board is one that contains all the devices it can hold.
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The company will then design a process that reduces the problem of populating the knowledgebase to a simple and explicit series of steps.
Henceforth the government would discourage the migration of productive English men and women to its American settlements, populating them instead with enslaved Africans, English criminals and vagrants, and European Protestants fleeing religious persecution and economic hardship.
Step 3: The nest indexes again to bring the parts within reach of the robot, which picks up all the parts and places them in a "populating nest." This nest rotates to orient the individual parts for picking and placement in the customized tray that holds several sets of parts for later assembly.