Microcentury



One CS professor used to characterise the standard length of his lectures as a microcentury – that is, about 52.6 minutes (see also attoparsec, nanoacre, and especially microfortnight).

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    [mahy-kroh-suh-fal-ik] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ səˈfæl ɪk/ adjective, Cephalometry, Pathology. 1. having a head with a small braincase. adj. “small-headed,” 1845, from French microcéphalique, from Modern Latin microcephalus, from Greek mikros “small” (see mica) + kephale “head” (see cephalo-). Related: Microcephalism; microcephalous (1840); microcephaly (n.).

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