[ min-ee-uh-chuh-rahyz, min-uh- ]
/ ˈmɪn i ə tʃəˌraɪz, ˈmɪn ə- /
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.
Words nearby miniaturize
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Example sentences from the Web for miniaturization
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 miniaturization
/ (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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