micro-

See also: micro

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

New Latin micro- (small) (from Ancient Greek μικρός (mikros, small)

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micro-

  1. Small

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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μικρός (mikros, small).

PronunciationEdit

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PrefixEdit

SI prefix
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micro-

  1. Very small.
    organismmicroorganism
  2. (metric units) One millionth.
    grammicrogram

Usage notesEdit

  • (one millionth): Officially, micro- is abbreviated as µ- (the Greek letter mu); for example, one second is 1s, so one microsecond is 1µs. However, for many purposes this is inconvenient, so writers often use either u- (for its similar appearance to µ-) or mc-, producing, for example, 1um (one micrometer) and 1mcg (one microgram).

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TranslationsEdit

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CatalanEdit

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micro-

  1. micro-

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FrenchEdit

PrefixEdit

micro-

  1. micro-

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ItalianEdit

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micro-

  1. micro-

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μικρός (mikros) "small".

PrefixEdit

micro-

  1. micro-

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Last modified on 1 April 2014, at 02:04