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 (mī′krō-mĭn′ē-chə-rīz′, -mĭn′ə-)
tr.v. mi·cro·min·i·a·tur·ized, mi·cro·min·i·a·tur·iz·ing, mi·cro·min·i·a·tur·iz·es
To construct (devices) on an extremely small scale. Used especially of electronic circuitry.

mi′cro·min′i·a·tur·i·za′tion (-chər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(ˌmaɪkrəʊˌmɪnɪtʃəraɪˈzeɪʃən) or


(Electronics) the production and application of very small semiconductor components and the circuits and equipment in which they are used
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