[ mahy-kruh-fiz-iks ]
/ ˌmaɪ krəˈfɪz ɪks /
noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of physics dealing with physical objects that are not large enough to be observed and treated directly, as elementary particles, atoms, and molecules.
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OTHER WORDS FROM microphysicsmi·cro·phys·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for microphysics
/ (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈfɪzɪks) /
(functioning as singular) the branch of physics concerned with small objects and systems, such as atoms, molecules, nuclei, and elementary particles
Derived forms of microphysicsmicrophysical, adjective
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