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

Examples of miniaturize in a Sentence

Technology has made it possible to miniaturize electronic circuits.
Recent Examples on the Web But miniaturizing the spheres led to even more profound discovery. Jacek Krywko, Ars Technica, 23 Apr. 2024 In 2018, the brand released charms that miniaturized the city’s most famous street food, including pizza slices, pretzels and hot dogs. Chris Schalkx Coco Romack Jinnie Lee Jamie Sims Zoe Ruffner Roxanne Fequiere, New York Times, 30 May 2024 Advanced Navigation This has allowed the company to significantly miniaturize the system, says Baker, which has a drastic impact on the overall cost of operations. IEEE Spectrum, 11 Mar. 2024 The researchers see this result as a promising proof of concept, and are looking to expand their research to help more patients with spinal injuries and have partnered with device company Onward Medical to miniaturize their BSI system for clinical applications. IEEE Spectrum, 8 June 2023 See all Example Sentences for miniaturize 

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

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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 21 Jul. 2024.

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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