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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