Definition of under a/the microscope
- Celebrities can find it difficult (to be) living under the microscope.
- The business has recently been put under the microscope by federal investigators.
: in or into a position below or beneath something
: below or short of some quantity, level, or limit
: in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness
: below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by
: subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of
: receiving or undergoing the action or effect of
: lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side
: facing or protruding downward
: lower in rank or authority : subordinate
: an optical instrument consisting of a lens or combination of lenses for making enlarged images of minute objects
: a non-optical instrument (such as one using radiations other than light or using vibrations) for making enlarged images of minute objects
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