Definition of miniaturize
: to design or construct in small size
miniaturizationplay \ˌmi-nē-ə-ˌchu̇r-ə-ˈzā-shən, ˌmi-ni-, ˌmin-yə-, -chər-, -ˌtyu̇r-, -ˌtu̇r-\ noun
Examples of miniaturize in a Sentence
Technology has made it possible to miniaturize electronic circuits.
Recent Examples of miniaturize from the Web
U.S. officials believe North Korea is still short of being able to miniaturize a nuclear warhead to fit atop an intercontinental missile.
The United States has not seen North Korea demonstrate a capability to miniaturize a warhead.
Officials do not believe the North Koreans have developed the capability to miniaturize a nuclear warhead, a critical technology for placing one atop an ICBM.
Experts believe North Korea needs more time to miniaturize its warheads so they can be launched on missiles.
So are its research-and-development teams, which have amassed valuable patent portfolios because clients such as Apple frequently rely on Foxconn to figure out how to miniaturize and then manufacture sophisticated electronics.
Hardscape and structures: As with paths, don't miniaturize them.
To reach their goal, North Korean weapons designers are looking to miniaturize their warheads, making them far lighter and more powerful.
The intelligence communities in Washington and Seoul believe North Korea is at least four years away from being able to miniaturize a warhead and place it on a long-range delivery system.
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Definition of miniaturize for English Language Learners
: to design or make (something) in a very small size
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