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ˌmaɪ krəˈskɒp ɪkmi·cro·scop·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. microscopic, microscopicaladjective

    of or relating to or used in microscopy

    "microscopic analysis"; "microscopical examination"

  2. microscopic, microscopicaladjective

    visible under a microscope; using a microscope

  3. microscopicadjective

    extremely precise with great attention to details

    "examined it with microscopic care"

  4. microscopic, microscopicaladjective

    so small as to be invisible without a microscope

    "differences were microscopic"


  1. microscopicadjective

    of, or relating to microscopes or microscopy; microscopal

    We supply all microscopic stains and other materials.

  2. microscopicadjective

    so small that it can only be seen using a microscope

    The water was full of microscopic organisms.

  3. microscopicadjective

    very small; minute

    Compared to the galaxy, we are microscopic in scale.

  4. microscopicadjective

    carried out with great attention to detail

    The police carried out a microscopic search of the crime scene.

  5. microscopicadjective

    Able to see extremely minute objects.

    Why has not man a microscopic eye? uE000193586uE001 Alexander Pope.


  1. microscopic

    The microscopic scale (from Ancient Greek μικρός (mikrós) 'small', and σκοπέω (skopéō) 'to look (at); examine, inspect') is the scale of objects and events smaller than those that can easily be seen by the naked eye, requiring a lens or microscope to see them clearly. In physics, the microscopic scale is sometimes regarded as the scale between the macroscopic scale and the quantum scale. Microscopic units and measurements are used to classify and describe very small objects. One common microscopic length scale unit is the micrometre (also called a micron) (symbol: μm), which is one millionth of a metre.


  1. microscopic

    Microscopic refers to objects, organisms, or phenomenons that are too small to be seen by the naked eye but can be visible or studied under a microscope. It can also refer to anything related to, using, or involving a microscope. Additionally, it can describe something extremely small or detailed that requires close examination or scrutiny.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Microscopicadjective

    alt. of Microscopical


  1. Microscopic

    Microscopic is a 1996 EPs by the industrial music group Download. It was one of the first releases with a lenticular cover. Their previous LP, Furnace, also made use of this new type of packaging.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of microscopic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of microscopic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of microscopic in a Sentence

  1. Australian Ralph Grimm:

    Nature is fantastic on all levels, from the microscopic to the macroscopic, we've got to look after this planet.

  2. Brad Nelson:

    We're making microscopic robots that are guided by externally generated magnetic fields for use in the human body.

  3. Thomas Boothby:

    Tardigrades are a group of microscopic animals that are renowned for their ability to survive a number of extreme stresses, some of the things that tardigrades can survive include being dried out, being frozen and being heated up past the boiling point of water. They can survive thousands of times as much radiation as we can and they can go for days or weeks with little or no oxygen.

  4. Kenzie Pyne:

    Microscopic pieces they couldn’t get were left behind, she is doing much better, eating and in high spirits.

  5. Holly Woodward:

    To me, its always amazing to find that if you have something like a huge fossilized dinosaur bone, its fossilized on the microscopic level as well, and by comparing these fossilized microstructures to similar features found in modern bone, we know they provide clues to metabolism, growth rate, and age.

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