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.
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The numerical value of micro in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of micro in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We have no interest in micro-managing minor app updates. We're not Apple.
It's pretty embarrassing, the participation medal/micro-aggression generation is pretty sad.
There was some interest in some of the finance companies and micro finance companies with low interest rates.
There's nothing per se we have changed on that as yet, other than reviewing everything in a very micro-management style.
What we see is that exports - by destination, U.S., by product, electronics - are holding up well in Taiwan, but this is a micro-theme.
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