An example of a micron is the unit of measure represented with the symbol "um."
Origin of micronModern Latin ; from Classical Greek mikron, neuter of mikros, small, minute: see mica
nounpl. mi·crons or mi·cra also mi·krons or mi·kra
Origin of micronFrom Greek mīkron, neuter of mīkros, small.
New Latin, from Ancient Greek Î¼Î¹ÎºÏÏŒÎ½ (mikron), neuter of Î¼Î¹ÎºÏÏŒÏ‚ (mikros, “small").
micron - Computer Definition
One micrometer, which is one millionth of a meter or approximately 1/25,000 of an inch. The tiny elements that make up a transistor on a chip are measured in micrometers and nanometers. See process technology.