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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.

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. Brad Nelson:

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

  2. Steve Hamilton:

    If you just have a liter (of water) down in the bottom of a boat and put it on a trailer and travel over land to a new river system, you could be injecting potentially hundreds or even thousands of microscopic larvae into a new water body.

  3. Australian Ralph Grimm:

    It's quite amazing, I was overwhelmed, each year we are blown away by the incredible quality and quantity of microscopic images submitted from all over the world.

  4. Kenzie Pyne:

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

  5. Linsey Marr:

    The smaller microscopic ones that we call aerosols behave kind of like cigarette smoke. So they're going to be more concentrated closer to the smoker, the person who might be infected. As you get farther away, your exposure would be much less.

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