microtechnology

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

Definition of microtechnology 

: technology on a small or microscopic scale

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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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