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

  • n. The chemical identification and analysis of extremely small quantities of matter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The analysis (and subsequent identification) of very small quantities of material

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Analysis of the structure of materials from careful observation of photomicrographs.
  • n. chemical analysis of very small quantities of substances, requiring special apparatus to handle and weigh small amounts of materials.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Analysis by means of the microscope.


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  • Graz in 1923 for his development of organic microanalysis.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry: The Development of Modern Chemistry

  • The microanalysis of every minute creates an atmosphere of constant high drama.

    Death By 1,000 Cuts: The GOP Takes On Obama's Nominees

  • "Lincoln at Gettysburg" follows up his 1978 "Inventing America," a microanalysis of the Declaration of Independence that decoded "the lost language of the Enlightenment" in which Jefferson wrote it.

    The Emancipator As Enchanter

  • Using the process of X-ray microanalysis, discrete seasonal banding can be detected and measured in the coral cores, and from this, coral growth rates over many decades can be measured.

    Coral growth and climate change

  • I'm so done with the Marxism scares and microanalysis of Senator Obama so-called "manchurian-ness".

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  • Buckley did not win identification as a Conservative by enacting the ideas of Conservatism, he did so by simply repeating over and over that he was a Conservative, introducing microanalysis of issues that ignored the foundation for those ideas in the works of Locke and in the Declaration of Independence.

    How The Rockefeller Republicans Raped America: Part 1

  • You need to step back from microanalysis of Google and look at macroeconomic forces to appreciate the stand-alone quality of Google's achievement.

    Google, Google, Google!

  • The nature of my task today does not permit me to present all the details described and demonstrated at that time, neither does the time allocated allow me to execute two important experiments; I can therefore only give a survey of the origin, the development and the final results up to date of quantitative organic microanalysis.

    Fritz Pregl - Nobel Lecture

  • On the contrary, I am convinced that microanalysis, its development and wider use will be best served by avoiding cocks and ground joints.

    Fritz Pregl - Nobel Lecture

  • I therefore am very hopeful that in the future quantitative organic microanalysis will find many more fields of application and expansion, and that it will make possible much insight and discernment which otherwise might not have been possible, especially following the magnificent recognition that has been awarded to it by the Swedish Academy of

    Fritz Pregl - Nobel Lecture


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