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microtechnology

Syllabification: mi·cro·tech·nol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrōtekˈnäləjē
 
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Definition of microtechnology in English:

noun

Technology that uses microelectronics.
Example sentences
  • Gravity independence and reduced size and weight make microtechnology an ideal candidate for many NASA applications.
  • Although automotive and electronics represent the largest markets for microtechnology, it also has had an appreciable impact on the design and development of medical equipment.
  • But they apparently confuse nanotechnology with microtechnology, and they make confusing and contradictory assumptions about how the technologies needed to enable fourth-generation nukes will evolve.

Derivatives

microtechnological

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Pronunciation: /-nəˈläjikəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • A process for assembly of different elements making up a microtechnological device is described.
  • Advanced processes and materials have been especially developed for microtechnological achievements.
  • The use of the microtechnological photoresist as waveguide layer has made the researches mighty time-saving and economical.

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