mi·​cro·​tech·​nol·​o·​gy | \ ˌmī-krō-tek-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce microtechnology (audio) \

Definition of microtechnology

: technology on a small or microscopic scale

Examples of microtechnology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "At the Heart of France’s Watch Country," 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, "Researchers at BYU Create 'Smartfoam' to Better Monitor Concussion Risk in Real Time," 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, "Blastnost!," 1 Dec. 2001

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First Known Use of microtechnology

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Microtechnology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microtechnology. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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