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micro British & World English

A microcomputer

micro New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

microcomputer or microprocessor

micro-environment British & World English

The immediate small-scale environment of an organism or a part of an organism, especially as a distinct part of a larger environment

microdot British & World English

A microphotograph, especially of a document, that is only about 1 mm across

micropig British & World English

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

microRNA British & World 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 British & World English

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

microblog British & World English

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

microbrew British & World English

A type of beer produced in a microbrewery

microburst British & World English

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

microcell British & World 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 British & World English

A pattern of very small squares

microcinema British & World English

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

microcredit British & World English

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

microfauna British & World English

Microscopic interstitial animals living in the soil

microfibre British & World English

A very fine synthetic yarn

microgreens British & World English

The shoots of salad vegetables such as rocket, celery, beetroot, etc., picked just after the first leaves have developed

microkernel British & World English

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

microlight British & World English

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

micromanage British & World English

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

micromesh British & World English

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

micropower British & World English

Electrical power which is generated or utilized in relatively small quantities

μs in microsecond British & World English

One millionth of a second

microsite British & World English

A small, distinct area or habitat within a particular ecosystem

microswitch British & World English

A very sensitive electric switch that can be operated rapidly by a small movement

microbalance British & World English

A balance for weighing masses of a fraction of a gram

microbrewery British & World English

A brewery which produces limited quantities of beer, typically for consumption on its own premises

microclimate British & World English

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

microgravity British & World English

Very weak gravity, as in an orbiting spacecraft

micropayment British & World English

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

microphysics British & World 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 British & World English

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

microsurgery British & World English

Intricate surgery performed using miniaturized instruments and a microscope

microanalysis British & World English

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

microblogging British & World English

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

microbusiness British & World English

A business that operates on a very small scale

microcellular British & World English

Containing or made up of minute cells

microcomputer British & World English

A small computer that contains a microprocessor as its central processor


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