- 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-
Related Words for microclone, brain, calculator, mini, laptop, minicomputer, CPU, PC, mac, mainframe, abacus, microcomputer, analog, digital, micro
Examples from the Web for micro
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of micro
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 for micro-
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).