microscale

noun
mi·​cro·​scale | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌskāl How to pronounce microscale (audio) \

Definition of microscale

: a very small scale

Examples of microscale in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The next video exhibits the technology's further potential for use in future microscale factories: The magnetic mechanisms are shown scooping up objects onto mini forklifts, actuating syringes and executing rudimentary electric arc–cutting tasks. Steven Ashley, Scientific American, 21 Oct. 2011 Stalactites and stalagmites are examples of speleothems, but microscale deposits can also build up on cave walls, including sections that contain artwork. Rachel Nuwer, Scientific American, 14 Jan. 2021 The technique is commonly used by scientists for imaging the internal structure of materials at the microscale. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 21 Aug. 2020 The chemical baths create thick coatings that can’t penetrate the fibers’ microscale nooks and crannies. Wired, 30 Nov. 2019 At the microscale, the level at which most teeth are structured, light can interact and bounce off molecules leading to a nice bright white smile, Meyers tells Gizmodo’s Ed Cara. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 6 June 2019 Focusing on the biophysical rules that control these bacterial cities at the microscale might just give scientists a way to halt the urban sprawl and give more humans a fighting chance. Carrie Arnold, Quanta Magazine, 25 July 2017 At the microscale, the level at which most teeth are structured, light can interact and bounce off molecules leading to a nice bright white smile, Meyers tells Gizmodo’s Ed Cara. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 6 June 2019 Focusing on the biophysical rules that control these bacterial cities at the microscale might just give scientists a way to halt the urban sprawl and give more humans a fighting chance. Carrie Arnold, Quanta Magazine, 25 July 2017

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First Known Use of microscale

1929, in the meaning defined above

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22 Apr 2021

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“Microscale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microscale. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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