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mi·cron

also mi·kron  (mī′krŏn′)
n. pl. mi·crons or mi·cra (-krə) also mi·krons or mi·kra (-krə)
A unit of length equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a millimeter or one millionth (10-6) of a meter. Also called micrometer.

[From Greek mīkron, neuter of mīkros, small.]

micron

(ˈmaɪkrɒn)
n, pl -crons or -cra (-krə)
(Units) a unit of length equal to 10–6 metre. It is being replaced by the micrometre, the equivalent SI unit
[C19: New Latin, from Greek mikros small]

mi•cron

(ˈmaɪ krɒn)

n., pl. -crons.
the millionth part of a meter. Also called micrometer. Symbol: μ, mu
[1880–85; < Greek mīkrón a little, n. use of neuter singular of mīkrós small; see -on1]

mi·cron

(mī′krŏn′)

micron

(μm) A unit of length equal to 1⁄1000 (0.001) mm. Also called the micrometer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.micron - a metric unit of length equal to one millionth of a meter
metric linear unit - a linear unit of distance in metric terms
micromillimeter, micromillimetre, millimicron, nanometer, nanometre, nm - a metric unit of length equal to one billionth of a meter
millimeter, millimetre, mm - a metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter
Translations

micron

[ˈmaɪkrɒn] N (microns or micra (pl)) [ˈmaɪkrə]micrón m

micron

nMikron nt, → Mikrometer m or nt
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