micrometre


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micrometre

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌmiːtə)
n
(Units) a unit of length equal to 10–6 metre. Symbol: μm Former name: micron
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The working gas in the Stuttgart-based experiment thus no longer consists of countless molecules, but of only one individual plastic bead measuring a mere three micrometres (one micrometre corresponds to one thousandth of a millimetre) which floats in water.
The bull is the smallest sculpture created and is just 10 micrometres long - one micrometre is a thousandth of a millimetre.