microtechnology

noun

mi·​cro·​tech·​nol·​o·​gy ˌmī-krō-tek-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce microtechnology (audio)
: technology on a small or microscopic scale

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Scientists can now simultaneously sequence thousands of individual cells thanks to the development in 2015 of a microtechnology that Regev helped invent. Linda Marsa, Discover Magazine, 11 Feb. 2019 The school, named for a local politician, is what the French call a lycée polyvalent, offering general academic study as well as training in areas like machining, microtechnology, jewelry making and horology. Vivian Morelli, New York Times, 19 Feb. 2020 Ideally, the helmets of the future will be filled with foam (or some other material) that both softens impact, but also is embedded with microtechnology that measures the impact that does take place. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, 22 Sep. 2017 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. Evan Ratliff, WIRED, 1 Dec. 2001

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microtechnology was in 1963

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“Microtechnology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microtechnology. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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