miniaturize

verb

min·​i·​a·​tur·​ize ˈmi-nē-ə-chə-ˌrīz How to pronounce miniaturize (audio) ˈmi-ni-chə- How to pronounce miniaturize (audio)
ˈmin-yə-chə-,
-ˌtyu̇-,
-ˌtu̇-
miniaturized; miniaturizing

transitive verb

: to design or construct in small size
miniaturization
ˌmi-nē-ə-ˌchu̇r-ə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce miniaturize (audio)
ˌmi-ni-
ˌmin-yə-
-chər-
-ˌtyu̇r-
-ˌtu̇r-
noun

Example Sentences

Technology has made it possible to miniaturize electronic circuits.
Recent Examples on the Web The scientists are now trying to miniaturize the technology to create a handheld device that can be used for rapid and inexpensive marijuana testing. Denise Chow, NBC News, 6 Oct. 2022 But for various reasons, follicles can start to miniaturize, which leads to thinner individual hairs, and eventually none at all being pushed out of the follicle. Stephanie Dolgoff, Good Housekeeping, 2 Aug. 2022 The X’er also had to miniaturize the electronics of a traditional EEG to fit inside the two buds. Steven Levy, Wired, 14 Apr. 2022 Biolinq borrows from semiconductor industry to miniaturize electrochemical sensors, which can be manufactured at scale to keep costs down, according to the company . Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Nov. 2021 The defense said Holmes made mistakes while running the company that worked to miniaturize blood tests, but acted in good faith and never crossed the line into fraud. Washington Post, 2 Sep. 2021 For 2 decades, physicists have strived to miniaturize particle accelerators—the huge machines that serve as atom smashers and x-ray sources. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, 25 July 2021 To navigate union rules, pandemic concerns, and audience discomfort, a theatermaker might miniaturize her audience to a handful of people, or put the performers behind glass, or turn the theater into an installation space. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 17 July 2021 ZDNet explains that mmWave and intelligent algorithms allowed GuRu to miniaturize its transmitters and receivers. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 13 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of miniaturize was in 1909

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Cite this Entry

“Miniaturize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miniaturize. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

miniaturize

verb

min·​ia·​tur·​ize
ˈmin-ē-ə-chə-ˌrīz,
ˈmin-i-chə-,
ˈmin-yə-chə-
miniaturized; miniaturizing
: to design or construct in small size
miniaturization
ˌmin-ē-əˌchu̇r-ə-ˈzā-shən
ˌmin-i-
ˌmin-yə-
-chər-
noun
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