See also: micro and Micro

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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PrefixEdit

micro-

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

Derived termsEdit



EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μικρός(mikrós, small).

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

SI prefix
µ
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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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CatalanEdit

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micro-

  1. micro-

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DutchEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PrefixEdit

micro-

  1. micro-



FrenchEdit

PrefixEdit

micro-

  1. micro-

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ItalianEdit

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micro-

  1. micro-

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PortugueseEdit

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micro-

  1. micro- (very small)
  2. (metric units) micro- (one millionth)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μικρός(mikrós) "small".

PrefixEdit

micro-

  1. micro-

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit