Also called micrometer. the millionth part of a meter. Symbol: μ, mu
Physical Chemistry. a colloidal particle whose diameter is between 0.2 and 10 microns.
Physics. a very small unit of pressure, equal to that exerted by a column of mercury 1μ high.
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How to use micron in a sentence
The team can’t say precisely what the optimum carrying capacity of the amoebas is, but they achieved their highest speeds with cargo between 30 and 60 microns in diameter — an impressive load for the tiny microbes.Tiny amoebas move faster when carrying cargo than without | James R. Riordon | August 1, 2022 | Science News
The tattoo ink contains a UV-activated dye inside of a plastic nanocapsule less than a micron in diameter – or thousandth of a millimeter – about the same size as an ordinary tattoo pigment.Dynamic Tattoos Promise To Warn Wearers Of Health Threats | LGBTQ-Editor | September 27, 2020 | No Straight News
By one estimate, there are a hundred million bits of debris that are a millimeter in size, a hundred trillion as small as a micron.This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through Sept 26) | Singularity Hub Staff | September 26, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Most of the particles generated by burning wood are smaller than one micron—a size believed to be most damaging to our lungs.The Fireplace Delusion: A Metaphor for Religious Belief | Sam Harris | February 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Their size is measured by the unit used in the microscope, called the micron, which is about 1⁄25000 of one inch.Foods and Household Management | Helen Kinne
The man who studies bacteria measures by the micron, 25,000 of which go to the inch.Rustic Sounds | Francis Darwin
This unit is the one-thousandth part of a millimeter and is called the micro-millimeter or micron.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology | Charles Bradfield Morrey
For a moment they saw with a spectrum that reached from the star-wide waves of novas to the micro-micron skittering of neutrinos.Captives of the Flame | Samuel R. Delany
But with the destruction of the planet an almost certainty, the collective nervous system was just one micron away from explosion.Alien Offer | Al Sevcik
British Dictionary definitions for micron
a unit of length equal to 10 –6 metre. It is being replaced by the micrometre, the equivalent SI unit
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Scientific definitions for micron
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