Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Very small or microscopic.
  • adj. Basic or small-scale: the economy's performance at the micro level.
  • n. A microcomputer.
  • n. A microprocessor.
  • n. A microbrewery.
  • n. A microbrew.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Small, relatively small; used to contrast levels of the noun modified.
  • n. short form of microcomputer

Etymologies

From micro-.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • This is a bit belated, but you can do the symbol(s) for micrometre ( ┬Ám ) like this: &_micro_;m (omit the underscores).

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  • The term micro-blogging was used because twitter, the first micro-blogging service, at least to my knowledge, defined it that way.

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  • In many respects the term micro-blogging is a bit of a misnomer.

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  • As publishers experiment with new or revamped online pricing models they may find that the true value of their original content will give real meaning to the term micro-payment.

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  • Stations were moved, Population centers grew up around these stations giving rise to the term micro climate ..

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  • The WIMM One's default screen is a watch face and what it calls "micro apps" have been specially designed for the 1.4-inch display.

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  • The CBO spent five years preparing for its outsize role as a scorekeeper in the health-care debate this time around, working on what it calls a micro-simulation of the health-insurance market.

    The Unhealthy Accounting of Uninsured Americans

  • JOHN KING, CNN CHIEF NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Anderson, we've learned that Mayor Bloomberg has asked his pollsters and other political advisors to assemble vast data base of information; voter registration, who might vote for an independent, voter trends, what they call micro-targeting in the polling bases.

    CNN Transcript Jan 9, 2008

  • This is what you call micro unmanned aerial vehicle.

    CNN Transcript Jul 14, 2008

  • JOHN KING, CNN CHIEF NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Anderson, we have learned that Mayor Bloomberg has asked his pollsters and other political advisers to assemble a vast database of information, voter registration, who might vote for an independent, voter trends, what they call micro-targeting in the political bases.

    CNN Transcript Jan 9, 2008

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