See also: micro and Micro

Translingual

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Etymology

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

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micro-

  1. Very small.
    organismmicroorganism

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  • (units): μ- (abbreviation)

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English

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From Ancient Greek μικρός (mikrós, small).

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    • (stress on first syllable; e.g., microscope) IPA(key): /ˈmaɪkɹə-/, /ˈmaɪkɹoʊ-/
      • Audio (US):(file)
    • (stress on second syllable; e.g., microscopy) IPA(key): /maɪˈkɹɒ-/

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    SI prefix
    µ Previous: nano-
    Next: milli-

    micro-

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

    Usage notes

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    • (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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    Catalan

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    From Ancient Greek μικρός (mikrós, small).

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    micro-

    1. micro-
      Antonym: macro-

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    Dutch

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    Etymology

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

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    micro-

    1. micro-

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    French

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    Etymology

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    From Ancient Greek μικρός (mikrós, small).

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    micro-

    1. micro-

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    Galician

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    From Ancient Greek μικρός (mikrós, small).

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    micro-

    1. micro-
      Antonym: macro-

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    Italian

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    From Ancient Greek μικρός (mikrós, small).

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    micro-

    1. micro-
      Antonym: macro-

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    Occitan

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    From Ancient Greek μικρός (mikrós, small).

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    micro-

    1. micro-

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    Portuguese

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    From Ancient Greek μικρός (mikrós, small).

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    micro-

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

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    Spanish

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    Etymology

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    From Ancient Greek μικρός (mikrós, small).

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    micro-

    1. micro-
      Antonym: macro-

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