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miniaturize

[ min-ee-uh-chuh-rahyz, min-uh- ]

verb (used with object)

, min·i·a·tur·ized, min·i·a·tur·iz·ing.
  1. to make in extremely small size in order to keep volume or weight to a minimum:

    to miniaturize electronic equipment.



miniaturize

/ ˈmɪnɪtʃəˌraɪz /

verb

  1. tr to make or construct (something, esp electronic equipment) on a very small scale; reduce in size


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Derived Forms

  • ˌminiaturiˈzation, noun
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Other Words From

  • mini·a·tur·i·zation noun
  • super·mini·a·tur·ize verb (used with object) superminiaturized superminiaturizing
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Word History and Origins

Origin of miniaturize1

First recorded in 1945–50; miniature + -ize
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Example Sentences

Instead of a miniaturized N64, however, the company's first dedicated 3D-rendering console is returning as part of a software suite on Nintendo Switch.

This tension between epic narrative and miniaturized scale is but one source of the 18-minute short’s urgent energy — its setting at the disused power plant of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center may be another.

These include a recently discovered group of miniaturized frogs as well as the discovery earlier this year of the smallest reptile on earth—the Brookesia nana, or nano-chameleon, which is the size of a paperclip.

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There’s also growing awareness that Madagascar is home to a variety of other uniquely miniaturized animals, especially chameleons and frogs.

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As we approach the physical limits of how much we can miniaturize the silicon chips all commercial computers rely on, the time it takes for each leap in processing power has increased significantly, and the cost of reaching it has ballooned.

Then again, the question of whether North Korea can ‘miniaturize’ a nuclear weapon remains eerily unanswered.

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