micro- definition

  • prefix:
    • Small: microcircuit.
    • uncommonly small: microcephaly.
    • needing or involving microscopy: microsurgery.
    • One-millionth (10-6): microampere.
    • tiny.
    • One millionth.
  • others:
    • Small, little, insignificant, small.
    • A millionth section of.
  • noun:
    • In entomology, any small pest.
    • some Greek beginning, indicating ‘small, little’; specifically, in physics, a prefix indicating a unit one millionth part of the unit it really is prefixed to: as, Microfarad, microhm, etc.; in lithology, suggesting the construction designated is microscopic in personality, or that it is so minutely created as never to be acknowledged with no assistance of this microscope, age. g. microgranitic, micropegmatitic, microgranulitic. See these terms.
  • adjective:
    • extremely tiny in scale or scope or capability

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