Definition of micro in English:


Syllabification: mi·cro
Pronunciation: /ˈmīkrō

noun (plural micros)

  • 1 short for microcomputer.
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    • In my case, as with most PCIe motherboards, this is not an issue as unless it's a micro, there should be 2 PCI slots left over.
    • So it looks like veterans of early 80s micros could find their finely honed programming skills back in use.
    • The MMC micro can operate on either 3.3 volts or 1.8 volts, cutting power consumption up to one-sixth that of competing devices.


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  • 1Extremely small: a micro dining area
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    • There are a lot of micro businesses in this area with one or two people and we need good communications.
    • They were taken around different micro watershed areas, sholas and grasslands and shown the steps being taken by the Forest Department to conserve water resources.
    • An important aspect of the development is the use of local labour as well as small, medium and micro enterprises from the area.
  • 1.1Small-scale: CO2 emissions cannot be dealt with at the micro level Often contrasted with macro.
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    • Having had no interest in analysing the economic scenario at the macro or the micro level, Biju is interested in examining the minute components of electronic gadgets.
    • The real problem, both at a macro and a micro level, according to me, is the plummeting sex ratio.
    • On a micro level, the professionals to whom we meekly doffed our caps in the past have effectively been put in the dock: your local TD, priest, doctor, banker and now your trusty Garda.

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