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micro US English

short for microcomputer.

micro- US English

Small

micro New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

microcomputer or microprocessor

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

microbrewery US English

A limited-production brewery, typically producing specialty beers and often selling its products only locally

microclimate US English

The climate of a very small or restricted area, especially when this differs from the climate of the surrounding area

microgravity US English

Very weak gravity, as in an orbiting spacecraft

micropayment US English

A very small payment made each time a user accesses an Internet page or service

microphysics US English

The branch of physics that deals with bodies and phenomena on a microscopic or smaller scale, especially with molecules, atoms, and subatomic particles

microscooter US English

A small two-wheeled foldable aluminium scooter for both children and adults

microsurgery US English

Intricate surgery performed using miniaturized instruments and a microscope

microanalysis US English

The quantitative analysis of chemical compounds using a sample of a few milligrams

microblogging US English

The activity or practice of making short, frequent posts to a microblog

microbusiness US English

A business that operates on a very small scale

microcellular US English

Containing or made up of minute cells

microcomputer US English

A small computer that contains a microprocessor as its central processor

microcontroller US English

A control device which incorporates a microprocessor

microeconomics US English

The part of economics concerned with single factors and the effects of individual decisions


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