microphysics

noun
mi·​cro·​phys·​ics | \ ˌmī-krō-ˈfi-ziks How to pronounce microphysics (audio) \

Definition of microphysics

: the physics of molecules, atoms, and elementary particles

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Other Words from microphysics

microphysical \ ˌmī-​krō-​ˈfi-​zi-​kəl How to pronounce microphysics (audio) \ adjective
microphysically \ ˌmī-​krō-​ˈfi-​zi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce microphysics (audio) \ adverb

Examples of microphysics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cloud thickening and thinning, though taking place on more regional scales, rely altering the microphysics of clouds, long the wild card of climate change projections. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, 25 Mar. 2021 Very little is known about reentry dust production, the microphysics of the particles and how reentry dust could affect climate and ozone. Martin N. Ross, Scientific American, 6 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of microphysics

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Microphysics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microphysics. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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