- extremely small.
- minute in scope or capability.
- of or relating to microcomputers.
- of or relating to microeconomics.
- anything extremely small in scope or capability.
- a microcomputer.
Origin of micro
- a combining form with the meanings “small” (microcosm; microgamete), “very small in comparison with others of its kind” (microcassette; microlith), “too small to be seen by the unaided eye” (microfossil; microorganism), “dealing with extremely minute organisms, organic structures, or quantities of a substance” (microdissection; microscope), “localized, restricted in scope or area” (microburst; microhabitat), “(of a discipline) focusing on a restricted area” (microeconomics), “containing or dealing with texts that require enlargement to be read” (microfilm; microreader), “one millionth” (microgram).
Origin of micro-
Examples from the Web for micro
Even in the smallest of Indian locales, the divisions of geography and nationalism are played out on a micro scale.The Real India Revealed
August 6, 2014
We experience power every day, in a million different ways, in our own lives, from the micro to the macro.Beau Willimon on Most Shocking Twists in ‘House of Cards’ Season 2
February 15, 2014
This reflects the balance between the macro mission of outreach and its implementation at a micro level.
Each has their individual mission, and each one seeks to fulfil it on a micro level.
They finally settled on Luci, the micro, solar-powered lantern.Luci: A Revolutionary Solar-Powered Lantern That Shines a Light on Poverty
Janine di Giovanni
May 26, 2013
Others are entirely fine-grained and micro- or crypto-crystalline.
They'd be safe, then, after the micro second when the screens were down.Evil Out of Onzar
Next day Daisy cashed the Micro check for ten hundred silver smackers, which she hid in a broken radionic coffee urn.The Creature from Cleveland Depths
Fritz Reuter Leiber
Some time, Trask supposed, he'd be able to use the expression "micro-" about a distance of fifty-five million miles, too.Space Viking
Henry Beam Piper
The surgeon scurried away while Dal took another look at the micro field.Star Surgeon
- very small
- small or minutemicrospore
- involving the use of a microscopemicrography
- indicating a method or instrument for dealing with small quantitiesmicrometer
- (in pathology) indicating abnormal smallness or underdevelopmentmicrocephaly; microcyte Compare macro- (def. 2)
- denoting 10 –6microsecond Symbol: μ
Word Origin and History for micro
word-forming element meaning "small, microscopic; magnifying; one millionth," from Latinized comb. form of Greek mikros "small, little, petty, trivial, slight" (see mica).
- Abnormally small:microcephaly.
- Requiring or involving microscopy:microsurgery.
- One-millionth (10-6):microliter.
- A prefix that means: small (as in microorganism) or one millionth (as in microsecond).