microtechnology

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noun mi·cro·tech·nol·o·gy \-tek-ˈnä-lə-jē\

Definition of microtechnology

  1. :  technology on a small or microscopic scale

Recent Examples of microtechnology from the Web

  • For Cosmos 1, the near-free ride offered by the Russians – combined with advances in microtechnology that allowed for smaller spacecraft and therefore a smaller, 600-square-meter sail – brought the cost of a mission down dramatically.

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First Known Use of microtechnology

1963


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