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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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(ˌmaɪkrəʊˈmɪnɪtʃəˌraɪz) or


vb (tr)
(Electronics) to produce a very small version of (a component, etc)
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(ˌmaɪ kroʊˈmɪn i ə tʃəˌraɪz, -ˈmɪn ə-)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
(esp. of electronic equipment) to manufacture in an extremely small size.
mi`cro•min`i•a•tur•i•za′tion, n.
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A microdisplay is a microminiaturized display with a diagonal screen size of less than two inches.
Together, these microminiaturized components can handle liquid samples as small as a few trillionths of a liter, sorting cells and monitoring chemical reactions on a tiny scale.
An IVUS image is an image that shows the cross section of a blood vessel by inserting a microminiaturized ultrasonic instrument into the blood vessel.
As a trained RF engineer, Wong had recognized the potential the system-in-package approach offered to non-linear analog systems and functions, in particular the use of parasitics in a microminiaturized, tightly controlled interconnect structure to achieve "better than book" performance.
Microdisplays are microminiaturized displays having a screen size of less than 25 millimeters (screen size refers to the diagonal distance from one corner to the opposite corner of the screen).
This combination of precision and consistency makes Nano-forms ideal for sealing fiber-optics and subminiature switches, capacitors, diodes, LEDs, and other microminiaturized components.
Microfluidics is the science of constructing tiny (or microminiaturized) devices with tunnels and chambers for the precise control and manipulation of fluids.
A few microminiaturized relays also have been developed.
In the movie Fantastic Voyage (1966), a surgical team is microminiaturized and injected with a hypodermic needle into a patient.
AMRAAM's incorporation of the latest digital technology and microminiaturized solid-state electronics make this remarkable weapon more reliable and maintainable, resulting in the highest dependability at the lowest cost of ownership.
The Packaging Research Center (PRC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA) has a mission it believes will revolutionize the convergent and microminiaturized systems of tomorrow.