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micro-

(word root) small
Examples of words with the root micro-: microscope

mi·cro

 (mī′krō)
adj.
1. Very small or microscopic.
2. Basic or small-scale: the economy's performance at the micro level.
n. pl. mi·cros
1.
a. A microcomputer.
b. A microprocessor.
2.
a. A microbrewery.
b. A microbrew.

[From micro-.]

micro

(ˈmaɪkrəʊ)
adj
very small
n, pl -cros

mi•cro

(ˈmaɪ kroʊ)

adj., n., pl. -cros. adj.
1. extremely small.
2. minute in scope or capability.
n.
[1965–70 micro-]

micro-

a combining form with the meanings “small” (microgamete), “small in comparison with others of its kind” (microcapsule), “too small to be seen by the unaided eye” (microorganism), “dealing with minute organisms, structures, or quantities” (microanalysis), “localized, restricted in scope or area” (microhabitat), “(of a discipline) focusing on a restricted area” (microeconomics), “containing or dealing with texts that require enlargement to be read” (microfilm), “one millionth” (microgram).
Also, esp. before a vowel,micr-.
[< Greek: from mīkrós small]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.micro - extremely small in scale or scope or capabilitymicro - extremely small in scale or scope or capability
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"
Translations

micro

[ˈmaɪkrəʊ] N
1. (Comput) → microcomputadora f, microordenador m (Sp)
2. (= microwave) → microondas m

micro

[ˈmaɪkrəʊ] n (also microcomputer) → micro-ordinateur m

micro

n (Comput) → Mikro(computer) m

micro

:
microbiology
microchannel architecture
n (Comput) → Microchannel-Architektur f
microchip
nMikrochip nt
microcircuit
microcircuitry
microclimate
nMikroklima nt
microcomputer
nMikrorechner m, → Mikrocomputer m
microcosm
nMikrokosmos m
microdiskette
nMikrofloppy f, → Mikrodiskette f
microdot
nMikrobild nt
microeconomics
n singMikroökonomie f
microelectronics
n singMikroelektronik f
micro fibre, (US) micro fiber
n (Tex) → Mikrofaser f
microfiche
nMikrofiche m or nt, → Mikrokarte f
microfilm
nMikrofilm m
vtauf Mikrofilm aufnehmen
microgravity
n (Phys) → Mikrogravitation f
microlight
nUltraleichtflugzeug nt
micrological
adj, micrologically
micromesh
adj stockingsfeinmaschig
micrometer
n (= gauge)Mikrometerschraube f, → Messschraube f
micrometre, (US) micrometer
nMikrometer m or nt

micro

:
microorganism
microphone
nMikrofon nt, → Mikrophon nt
microprocessor
microscope
nMikroskop nt

micro

:
microsecond
nMikrosekunde f
microspacing
n (Comput) → Feinausgleich m
microstructural
adjmikrostrukturell
microsurgery
microsurgical
adjmikrochirurgisch
microtransmitter
nMikrosender m

micro

[ˈmaɪkrəʊ] nmicrocomputer m inv
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