extremely small in scale or scope or capability
Small, relatively small; .
At the micro level he was a good manager. At the more macro level he failed.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. Very small; this is the root of its use as a quantifier prefix. 2. A quantifier prefix, calling for multiplication by 10-6 (see quantifiers). Neither of these uses is peculiar to hackers, but hackers tend to fling them both around rather more freely than is countenanced in standard English. It is recorded, for example, that one CS professor used to characterize the standard length of his lectures as a microcentury — that is, about 52.6 minutes (see also attoparsec, nanoacre, and especially microfortnight). 3. Personal or human-scale — that is, capable of being maintained or comprehended or manipulated by one human being. This sense is generalized from microcomputer, and is esp. used in contrast with macro- (the corresponding Greek prefix meaning ‘large’). 4. Local as opposed to global (or macro-). Thus a hacker might say that buying a smaller car to reduce pollution only solves a microproblem; the macroproblem of getting to work might be better solved by using mass transit, moving to within walking distance, or (best of all) telecommuting.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
A prefix meaning "one-millionth of;" a micro-farad is one-millionth of a farad.
A word used to describe a level of detail required.
Some managers have responsibility at the micro level and some at the macro level.
The numerical value of micro in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of micro in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Survival rates (among micro preemies) have been improving, so they may survive to discharge. But then growing up as children they have a lot of complications.
This sacrifice is symbolic of the character of human beings - greed, laziness, stupidity and anger, the main goal is (to) balance the macro world of nature and the micro world within each human.
There is the risk of contracting diseases, which are not more serious that those caused by other micro-organisms, the problem is that in case of infection it is possible that treatment involves hospitalization.
We should integrate ourselves at every level from micro to macro of mind body and spirit, only then we can have integrity as integrity can only be born out of unison and wholeness so integrate and MickeyMize your life.
The problem that we have in Australia and around the world is that where you have ball-by-ball betting, micro-betting, it's an invitation for corruption and corrupt practices because it's very easy to fix a particular micro-event within a game such as tennis.
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