[ 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.

Origin of miniaturize

First recorded in 1945–50; miniature + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM miniaturize

min·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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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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 miniaturize

miniaturization or miniaturisation, noun
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