from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Too minute to be seen with an ordinary microscope.
- adj. Of or relating to an ultramicroscope.
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- adj. Too small to be seen with an ordinary microscope.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Beyond the power of a microscope to make visible; too small to be seen with a microscope.
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- adj. too small to be seen without an ultramicroscope
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The realm in which the problems arise is often described as the ultramicroscopic.
These contains nanoparticles, a technological innovation which reduces ingredient particles to an ultramicroscopic size.
What is most relevant to Bell's Theorem is that the non-locality which it makes explicit in Quantum Mechanics is a small indication of pervasive ultramicroscopic nonlocality.
What is the structure of space on the scale of the ultramicroscopic?
If Planck is truly the winner in the Planck-Einstein debate, and the metric of the ultramicroscopic fluctuates wildly, then another, deeper question is raised.
In the realm of the ultramicroscopic there appear to be other dimensions, curled up on themselves, so miniscule that, like the quantum in 1899, they have been hitherto undetected.
This idea is correct for objects of ordinary size, but Einstein showed that ultramicroscopic objects vibrate with only certain amounts of energy, refusing to accept a change unless a definite increase in energy is communicated to them, so that they change their vibrating energy in discrete jumps.
Lea's solutions of so-called allotropic silver are really built up from small, ultramicroscopic silver particles.
A complication soon arose in that at the amount necessary for keeping the grains suspended between the two waters, almost all these substances agglutinated the grains into bunches of grapes, showing thus in the nicest way possible the phenomenon of coagulation which is not easy to obtain on ordinary suspensions or colloidal solutions (of ultramicroscopic grains).
Using strings of ultramicroscopic size in a vacuum between the poles of a magnet, Einthoven recently succeeded in registering potential fluctuations of a frequency far beyond the limits of known physiological phenomena.