/mi:”-kroh-len”-*t/ The unit of bogosity, written uL; the consensus is that this is the largest unit practical for everyday use. The microLenat, originally invented by David Jefferson, was promulgated as an attack against noted computer scientist Doug Lenat by a tenured graduate student at CMU. Doug had failed the student on an important exam for giving only “AI is bogus” as his answer to the questions. The slur is generally considered unmerited, but it has become a running gag nevertheless. Some of Doug’s friends argue that *of course* a microLenat is bogus, since it is only one millionth of a Lenat. Others have suggested that the unit should be redesignated after the grad student, as the microReid.
[mahy-kroh-kred-it] /ˈmaɪ kroʊˌkrɛd ɪt/ noun 1. the lending of very small amounts of money at low interest, especially to a start-up company or self-employed person. noun See microfinance
/ˌmaɪkrəʊˌlɛpɪˈdɒptərə/ plural noun 1. a collector’s name for the smaller moths: a term without taxonomic significance Compare macrolepidoptera
/ˈmaɪkrəʊˌlaɪt/ noun 1. a small private aircraft carrying no more than two people, with an empty weight of not more than 150 kg and a wing area not less than 10 square metres: used in pleasure flying and racing
[mahy-kruh-lahyt] /ˈmaɪ krəˌlaɪt/ noun, Mineralogy. 1. any microscopic crystal. 2. a mineral, principally calcium pyrotantalate, Ca 2 Ta 2 O 7 , usually including niobium, fluorine, and other impurities, occurring in cubic crystals.