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mi·cro·scop·ic

 (mī′krə-skŏp′ĭk) also mi·cro·scop·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1.
a. Too small to be seen by the unaided eye but large enough to be studied under a microscope.
b. Of, relating to, or concerned with a microscope.
2. Exceedingly small; minute: "The activities of men ... were reduced to a microscopic scale" (John Hersey).
3. Characterized by or done with extreme attention to detail: a microscopic investigation.


mi′cro·scop′i·cal·ly adv.

microscopic

(ˌmaɪkrəˈskɒpɪk) or less commonly

microscopical

adj
1. (General Physics) not large enough to be seen with the naked eye but visible under a microscope. Compare macroscopic
2. very small; minute
3. (General Physics) of, concerned with, or using a microscope
4. characterized by or done with great attention to detail
ˌmicroˈscopically adv

mi•cro•scop•ic

(ˌmaɪ krəˈskɒp ɪk)

also mi`cro•scop′i•cal,



adj.
1. so small as to be invisible without the use of the microscope. Compare macroscopic (def. 1).
2. very small; tiny.
3. involving or requiring the use of a microscope.
4. very detailed; meticulous: a microscopic analysis.
[1670–80]
mi`cro•scop′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.microscopic - of or relating to or used in microscopymicroscopic - of or relating to or used in microscopy; "microscopic analysis"; "microscopical examination"
2.microscopic - visible under a microscope; using a microscope
seeable, visible - capable of being seen; or open to easy view; "a visible object"; "visible stars"; "mountains visible in the distance"; "a visible change of expression"; "visible files"
3.microscopic - extremely precise with great attention to details; "examined it with microscopic care"
precise - sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment"
4.microscopic - so small as to be invisible without a microscope; "differences were microscopic"
little, small - limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"

microscopic

microscopic

adjective
So minute as not to be discernible:
Translations
مِكْروسكوبي: مِجْهَري
mikroskopický
mikroskopisk
mikroszkopikus
smásær, örsmár; smásjár-
mikroskopický
mikroskopski
mikroskobik

microscopic

[ˌmaɪkrəˈskɒpɪk] ADJmicroscópico

microscopic

[ˌmaɪkrəˈskɒpɪk] adjmicroscopique

microscopic

adj (in size) → mikroskopisch (klein); microscopic creaturemikroskopisch kleines Lebewesen; microscopic detailsfeinste Details; in microscopic detailbis ins kleinste Detail

microscopic

[ˌmaɪkrəˈskɒpɪk] microscopical [ˌmaɪkrəˈskɒpɪkl] adjmicroscopico/a

microscope

(ˈmaikrəskəup) noun
an instrument which makes very small objects able to be seen magnifying them greatly. Germs are very small, and can only be seen with the aid of a microscope.
ˌmicroˈscopic (-ˈsko-) adjective
seen only by the aid of a microscope. microscopic bacteria.
ˌmicroˈscopically adverb

mi·cro·scop·ic

, microscopical
a. microscópico-a, rel. al microscopio.

microscopic

adj microscópico
References in classic literature ?
She likewise set up housekeeping in the sideboard, and managed a microscopic cooking stove with a skill that brought tears of pride to Hannah's eyes, while Demi learned his letters with his grandfather, who invented a new mode of teaching the alphabet by forming letters with his arms and legs, thus uniting gymnastics for head and heels.
There was nothing so very particular, perhaps, about the appearance of the elderly man I saw; he was brown and brawny, like most old seamen, and heavily rolled up in blue pilot-cloth, cut in the Quaker style; only there was a fine and almost microscopic net-work of the minutest wrinkles interlacing round his eyes, which must have arisen from his continual sailings in many hard gales, and always looking to windward; --for this causes the muscles about the eyes to become pursed together.
A microscopic examination for trichinae shall be made of all swine products exported to countries requiring such examination.
And as for me, all that I think about in this plodding sad pilgrimage, this pathetic drift between the eternities, is to look out and humbly live a pure and high and blameless life, and save that one microscopic atom in me that is truly ME: the rest may land in Sheol and welcome for all I care.
Baden-Baden's splendid gamblers are gone, only her microscopic knaves remain.
A long black braid of hair swung with the motion of the coach; the child held her hat in one hand and with the other made ineffectual attempts to stab the driver with her microscopic sunshade.
She next swept up the crumbs with a little broom (putting on a pair of gloves first), until there did not appear to be one microscopic speck left on the carpet; next dusted and arranged the room, which was dusted and arranged to a hair'sbreadth already.
And you attribute this colour to the presence of a microscopic seaweed?
But there are no bacteria in Mars, and directly these invaders arrived, directly they drank and fed, our microscopic allies began to work their overthrow.
The common grass would serve our inch-high cows as a green forest of palms, while round the root of each tall stem would stretch a tiny carpet of microscopic grass.
But this superadded consciousness, wearying and annoying enough when it urged on me the trivial experience of indifferent people, became an intense pain and grief when it seemed to be opening to me the souls of those who were in a close relation to me--when the rational talk, the graceful attentions, the wittily-turned phrases, and the kindly deeds, which used to make the web of their characters, were seen as if thrust asunder by a microscopic vision, that showed all the intermediate frivolities, all the suppressed egoism, all the struggling chaos of puerilities, meanness, vague capricious memories, and indolent make-shift thoughts, from which human words and deeds emerge like leaflets covering a fermenting heap.
And there was that on Mahbub Ali which he did not wish to keep an hour longer than was necessary - a wad of closely folded tissue- paper, wrapped in oilskin - an impersonal, unaddressed statement, with five microscopic pin-holes in one corner, that most scandalously betrayed the five confederated Kings, the sympathetic Northern Power, a Hindu banker in Peshawur, a firm of gun-makers in Belgium, and an important, semi-independent Mohammedan ruler to the south.