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 chemical baths create thick coatings that can’t penetrate the fibers’ microscale nooks and crannies. Wired, "A New Way to Make Comfy, Durable Smart Garments," 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, "Nanoscale Structures Give Dragonfish Their Terrible, Invisible Teeth," 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, "Building Codes for Bacterial Cities," 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, "Nanoscale Structures Give Dragonfish Their Terrible, Invisible Teeth," 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, "Building Codes for Bacterial Cities," 25 July 2017 Urban Thinkspace isn’t the only organization attempting to harness the power of play on a microscale. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, "Weaving Games and Puzzles Into the Fabric of a City," 15 Feb. 2018 Typically these are made up of microscale or nanoscale spikes, which repel droplets landing on top, and can even cause tiny droplets to leap off the surface. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Watch water droplets literally jump off a ‘water-hating’ material," 18 Dec. 2017 Meet the microscale: essentially, a teeny-tiny ruler that’s a must-have for entomologists — researchers who investigate insects. Lacy Schley, Discover Magazine, "Tools of the Trade: Taking Insects' Measure," 4 Oct. 2017

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Microscale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microscale. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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