Microscopic meaning

-ĭ-kəl
So small as to be invisible or obscure except through a microscope; extremely small; minute.
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Characterized by or done with extreme attention to detail.

A microscopic investigation.

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Like or suggestive of a microscope; searching; minutely observing.
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So small that it can only be seen using a microscope.

The water was full of microscopic organisms.

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Exceedingly small; minute.
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Of, with, or as if with a microscope.
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Of, or relating to microscopes or microscopy; microscopal.

We supply all microscopic stains and other materials.

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Very small; minute.

Compared to the galaxy, we are microscopic in scale.

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Carried out with great attention to detail.

The police carried out a microscopic search of the crime scene.

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Able to see extremely minute objects.

Why has not man a microscopic eye? "” Alexander Pope.

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Origin of microscopic

  • microscope –ic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition