micro

1 of 2

adjective

mi·​cro ˈmī-(ˌ)krō How to pronounce micro (audio)
1
: very small
especially : microscopic
2
: involving minute quantities or variations

micro

2 of 2

noun

plural micros

Examples of micro in a Sentence

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Adjective
On a micro level, who gets protected and who gets controlled shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone with a passing grasp of our inequalities and access to footage of violent police interactions. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2024 The corset dress was also an impressive feat of craftsmanship; a team of 20 artisans spent 5,000 hours hand-embroidering 2.8 million micro bugle beads onto the dress. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 6 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for micro 

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

independent use of micro-

Noun

by shortening

First Known Use

Adjective

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1971, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of micro was in 1923

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Cite this Entry

“Micro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/micro. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

micro

adjective
mi·​cro
ˈmī-krō

Medical Definition

micro

adjective
mi·​cro ˈmī-(ˌ)krō How to pronounce micro (audio)
1
: very small
especially : microscopic
2
involving minute quantities or variations

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