micromachining

noun

mi·​cro·​machining
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plural -s
: the removing (as in drilling, planing, or shaping) of small amounts of material (such as metal) by action other than that of a sharp-edged tool
micromachining done with an electron beam

Word History

Etymology

micr- + machining, gerund of machine entry 2

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of micromachining was in 1955

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“Micromachining.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/micromachining. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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