Micro meaning

mī'krō
Very small or microscopic.
adjective
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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.

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Micro is defined as something very tiny.

An example of a micro is bacteria.

noun
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Basic or small-scale.

The economy's performance at the micro level.

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Small, very small, or on a small scale.

Macro and micro issues.

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Something very small.
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Involving microscopes, microscopic.

Micrography.

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One millionth part of; the factor 10-6: symbol μ: abbrev. mc.

Microsecond.

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A prefix that means: “small” (as in microorganism ) or “one millionth” (as in microsecond ).
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(1) A microcomputer. The term was popular in the early days of personal computers.
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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.

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(computing, dated) Short form of microcomputer.
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Very small.

Organism → microorganism.

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(metric units) One millionth.

Gram → microgram.

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One millionth (10−6 ).

Microampere.

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Enlarging or amplifying.

Microscope, microphone.

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Origin of micro

  • Gr mikro- < mikros, small < IE *(s)meik-: see mica
    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
  • Greek mīkro- from mīkros small
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From micro–
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Ancient Greek μικρός (mikros, “small").
    From Wiktionary