[ min-ee-uh-chuh-rahyz, min-uh- ]
/ ˈmɪn i ə tʃəˌraɪz, ˈmɪn ə- /
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verb (used with object), min·i·a·tur·ized, min·i·a·tur·iz·ing.
to make in extremely small size in order to keep volume or weight to a minimum: to miniaturize electronic equipment.
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Also especially British, min·i·a·tur·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM miniaturizemin·i·a·tur·i·za·tion, nounsu·per·min·i·a·tur·ize, verb (used with object), su·per·min·i·a·tur·ized, su·per·min·i·a·tur·iz·ing.
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How to use miniaturize in a sentence
It is unlikely images alone will be considered definitive proof of ancient life, nor is it possible to miniaturize all the equipment necessary for the most detailed examinations of Martian samples.NASA rover Perseverance lands on Mars in mission to search for past life|Joel Achenbach, Sarah Kaplan, Ben Guarino|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
In December it launched a miniaturized version of a satellite that uses 2D radar images to build 3D reconstructions of terrestrial landscapes.China’s surging private space industry is out to challenge the US|Neel Patel|January 21, 2021|MIT Technology Review
For its next trick, PORTL is looking to build a miniaturized version of its system that would be about the size of a desktop computer and could be used to both record and distribute the holograms to anyone with a PORTL device.PORTL Hologram raises $3M to put a hologram machine in every home|Jonathan Shieber|October 30, 2020|TechCrunch
U.S. experts who have looked at his previous creations characterize him as a genius at the miniaturization of bombs.Ibrahim al Asiri: al Qaeda’s ‘Genius’ Bomb Maker|Bruce Riedel|May 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for miniaturize
/ (ˈmɪnɪtʃəˌraɪz) /
(tr) to make or construct (something, esp electronic equipment) on a very small scale; reduce in size
Derived forms of miniaturizeminiaturization or miniaturisation, noun
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