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

Definition of miniaturize

transitive verb

: to design or construct in small size

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Other Words from miniaturize

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 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 Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have worked to unfold the future of textiles for years, coming up with ways to miniaturize batteries, microphones and semiconductors to stitch them onto a single strand of fabric. Washington Post, 3 May 2021 Moina Spooner from The Conversation Africa spoke with Dr. Mark D. Scherz, an amphibian and reptile specialist who focuses on Madagascar, to explain what causes these animals to miniaturize. Mark D. Scherz, Quartz, 3 Apr. 2021 This differs from cetaceans, which miniaturized their bony labyrinths soon after entering the water. Fox News, 21 Apr. 2020 As silicon chips multiplied in power, miniaturized in size, and simplified the manufacturing of computers through the 1960s, engineers could already see just how far and wide the technology would spread into our workplaces, homes, and cars. Eric Tingwall, Car and Driver, 2 May 2020 Moeller expects that machines now made commercially and costing an estimated $30,000 to $50,000 will soon be miniaturized, cost less and be safer for use by the public. Brian Albrecht, cleveland, 12 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of miniaturize

1909, in the meaning defined above

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7 Aug 2021

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“Miniaturize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of miniaturize

: to design or make (something) in a very small size


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