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A balance designed to weigh very small loads, up to 0.1 gram.
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a precision balance designed to weigh quantities between 10–6 and 10–9 kilogram
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(ˈmaɪ krəˌbæl əns)

a balance for weighing minute quantities of material.
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Noun1.microbalance - balance for weighing very small objectsmicrobalance - balance for weighing very small objects
balance - a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity
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