What does micro mean?

Definitions for micro
ˈmaɪ kroʊmi·cro

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. micro(adj)

    extremely small in scale or scope or capability

Wiktionary

  1. micro(Adjective)

    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. micro

    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

  1. Micro

    A prefix meaning "one-millionth of;" a micro-farad is one-millionth of a farad.

Editors Contribution

  1. micro

    A word used to describe a level of detail required.

    Some managers have responsibility at the micro level and some at the macro level.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2016  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of micro in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of micro in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of micro in a Sentence

  1. Saud Abdul-Ghani:

    You're living inside a micro, climate-controlled bubble.

  2. Benjamin Lawsky:

    We have no interest in micro-managing minor app updates. We're not Apple.

  3. Li Keqiang:

    Implementing tax cuts for small and micro enterprises is mainly to support employment.

  4. John Legend:

    It's pretty embarrassing, the participation medal/micro-aggression generation is pretty sad.

  5. Pranoto Soenarto:

    Farmers are wooed, they will keep their beans for these micro-roasters, who only buy in small amounts.

Images & Illustrations of micro

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