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micro US English

short for microcomputer.

micro–macro US English

Designating the relationship or distinction between the small and the large elements of an entity, or between small and large examples of a thing. Also (occasionally) as noun.

micro-image US English

A very small image, especially one which can be viewed only by means of magnification; specifically a microphotograph.

micro level US English

The most detailed or fundamental level of a concept, process, etc.

micro-mini1 US English

An extremely short miniskirt. Compare micro-, mini, mini-.

micro-mini2 US English

A type of small motor caravan.

micro-mini3 US English

Extremely small; (of a dress, skirt, etc.) extremely short.

micro-order US English

A microinstruction produced by a microprogram.

micro-oven US English

= microwave oven.

micro party US English

A small political party, typically one focusing on a single issue

micro-scale US English

A small or microscopic scale; (Chemistry) the scale of microanalysis.

micro-thin US English

Extremely thin.

micro-weld US English

To join (connections, etc.) by microwelding.

micro-opaque US English

A type of microform produced on card or paper instead of film.

micro-organic US English

Of or relating to microorganisms.

micro-ovening US English

Cooking in a microwave oven.

micro-social US English

Of or relating to a small society or community.

micro-economist US English

An expert in microeconomics; a person who studies economics from a microeconomic standpoint.

micro-miniskirt US English

An extremely short miniskirt.

micro-operation US English

Biology and Surgery. An operation performed under or with the aid of a microscope.

micro-operative US English

Of, relating to, or of the nature of a micro-operation.

micro-entrepreneur US English

A person who sets up or runs a small business.

microdot US English

A microphotograph, especially of a printed or written document, that is only about 0.04 inch (1 mm) across

micropig US English

A pig of a very small, docile, hairless variety, sometimes kept as a pet

microRNA US English

A cellular RNA fragment that prevents the production of a particular protein by binding to and destroying the messenger RNA that would have produced the protein

microbiome US English

The microorganisms in a particular environment (including the body or a part of the body)

microblog US English

A social media site to which a user makes short, frequent posts

microbrew US English

A type of beer produced in a microbrewery

microburst US English

A sudden, powerful, localized air current, especially a downdraft

microcell US English

A small mobile phone base station connected to the phone network via the Internet, typically used to improve mobile phone reception within a particular area

microcheck US English

A pattern of very small squares

microcinema US English

A genre consisting of low-budget alternative or independent films and videos

microcosm US English

A community, place, or situation regarded as encapsulating in miniature the characteristic qualities or features of something much larger

microcredit US English

The lending of small amounts of money at low interest to new businesses in the developing world

microfauna US English

Microscopic animals

microgreens US English

The shoots of salad vegetables such as arugula, Swiss chard, mustard, beetroot, etc., picked just after the first leaves have developed

microkernel US English

A small modular part of an operating system kernel that implements its basic features

microlight US English

A very small, light, one- or two-seater aircraft

micromanage US English

Control every part, however small, of (an enterprise or activity)

micromesh US English

A material, typically nylon, consisting of a very fine mesh

micropower US English

Electrical power that is generated or utilized in relatively small quantities

microsecond US English

One millionth of a second

microsite US English

An auxiliary website with independent links and address that is accessed mainly from a larger site

microswitch US English

An electric switch that can be operated rapidly by a small movement

microbalance US English

A balance for weighing masses of a fraction of a gram

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