MICR

abbreviation

Definition of MICR

magnetic ink character recognition

micr-

combining form
variants: or micro-

Definition of micr-

1 a :small :minute
  • microcapsule
b :used for or involving minute quantities or variations
  • microbarograph
2 :one millionth (10-6) part of
  • microgram
3 a :using microscopy
  • microdissection
:used in microscopy
b :revealed by or discernible only by microscopic examination
  • microorganism
4 :abnormally small
  • microcyte
5 :of or relating to a small area
  • microclimate
6 :employed in or connected with microphotographing or microfilming
  • microcopy

Origin and Etymology of micr-

Middle English micro-, from Latin, from Greek mikr-, mikro-, from mikros, smikros small, short; perhaps akin to Old English smēalīc careful, exquisite


MICR Defined for Kids

micr-

prefix
variants: or micro-

Definition of micr- for Students

1 :small :tiny
  • microorganism
2 :millionth

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