- The definition of micro is an extremely small thing.
An example of micro is something unable to be seen with the naked eye; a micro dot.
- Micro is defined as something very tiny.
An example of a micro is bacteria.
- small, very small, or on a small scale: macro and micro issues
- something very small
- a microwave oven
- a microcomputer
- a microprocessor
- little, small, minute: microcosm
- exceptionally little, abnormally small: microcephaly
- enlarging or amplifying: microscope, microphone
- involving microscopes, microscopic: micrography
- one millionth part of; the factor 10: symbol μ: microsecond
Origin of micro-Classical Greek mikro- ; from mikros, small ; from Indo-European an unverified form (s)meik-: see mica
- Very small or microscopic.
- Basic or small-scale: the economy's performance at the micro level.
- a. A microcomputer.b. A microprocessor.
- a. A microbrewery.b. A microbrew.
Origin of microFrom micro–.
- a. Small: microcircuit.b. Abnormally small: microcephaly.c. Requiring or involving microscopy: microsurgery.
- One millionth (10−6): microampere.
Origin of micro-Greek mīkro-, from mīkros, small.
(comparative more micro, superlative most micro)
- Small, relatively small; used to contrast levels of the noun modified.
- At the micro level he was a good manager. At the macro level he failed.
- (computing, dated) short form of microcomputer
- (one millionth): Officially, micro- is abbreviated as µ- (the Greek letter mu); for example, one second is 1s, so one microsecond is 1µs. However, for many purposes this is inconvenient, so writers often use either u- (for its similar appearance to µ-) or mc-, producing, for example, 1um (one micrometer) and 1mcg (one microgram).
From Ancient Greek μικρός (mikros, “small”).