Definition of miniaturize in English:


Line breaks: mini¦atur|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪnɪtʃərʌɪz
(also miniaturise)


[with object] (usually as adjective miniaturized)
Make on a smaller or miniature scale: miniaturized nuclear warheads the devices seem to perform better the more they are miniaturized
More example sentences
  • He explains that while the technology behind the device is not itself new, the fact that it is miniaturized to this scale is a breakthrough.
  • Fuel cells could replace power plants to produce electricity on a large scale; and they could be miniaturized to replace batteries in computers and even watches.
  • The solution to these problems was to use miniaturized sensors and computers to give individual interceptors the ability to operate without support from a garage.



Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
More example sentences
  • They plan to continue their research and collaboration with Winegard in areas such as full-integration of the antenna system into the car's body and further miniaturization of the antenna.
  • Spatial closeness, or miniaturization, not only encourages convivial social life but also enable the rigorous utilization of all resources.
  • Now, as I understand it, any space-based defense will have to rely heavily on computing power and power-source miniaturization.

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