Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[mahy-kruh-skop-ik] /ˌmaɪ krəˈskɒp ɪk/

so small as to be invisible or indistinct without the use of the :
microscopic organisms.
Compare .
very small; tiny.
of, relating to, or involving a :
microscopic investigation.
very detailed; meticulous:
a microscopic view of society.
suggestive of the precise use of the ; minute:
microscopic exactness.
not large enough to be seen with the naked eye but visible under a microscope Compare macroscopic
very small; minute
of, concerned with, or using a microscope
characterized by or done with great attention to detail

1732, “like a microscope;” see microscope + -ic. Meaning “of minute size” is from 1760s. Related: Microscopical; microscopically.

microscopic mi·cro·scop·ic (mī’krə-skŏp’ĭk) or mi·cro·scop·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)


Read Also:

  • Microscopic anatomy

    microscopic anatomy n. The study of the structure of cells, tissues, and organs of the body as seen with a microscope.

  • Microscopium

    [mahy-kruh-skoh-pee-uh m] /ˌmaɪ krəˈskoʊ pi əm/ noun, genitive Microscopii [mahy-kruh-skoh-pee-ahy] /ˌmaɪ krəˈskoʊ piˌaɪ/ (Show IPA). Astronomy. 1. the Microscope, a small southern constellation south of Capricorn. /ˌmaɪkrəˈskəʊpɪəm/ noun (Latin genitive) Microscopii (ˌmaɪkrəˈskəʊpɪˌaɪ) 1. a faint constellation in the S hemisphere lying near Sagittarius and Capricornus

  • Microscopy

    [mahy-kros-kuh-pee, mahy-kruh-skoh-pee] /maɪˈkrɒs kə pi, ˈmaɪ krəˌskoʊ pi/ noun 1. the use of the . 2. investigation. /maɪˈkrɒskəpɪ/ noun 1. the study, design, and manufacture of microscopes 2. investigation by use of a microscope n. 1660s, from microscope + -y (1). microscopy mi·cros·co·py (mī-krŏs’kə-pē) n.

  • Microsecond

    [mahy-kruh-sek-uh nd] /ˈmaɪ krəˌsɛk ənd/ noun 1. a unit of time equal to one millionth of a . Symbol: μsec. /ˈmaɪkrəʊˌsɛkənd/ noun 1. one millionth of a second μs n. 1906, from micro- + second (n.). microsecond (mī’krō-sěk’ənd) A unit of time equal to one millionth (10-6) of a second. unit One millionth (10^-6) of […]

Disclaimer: Microscopically definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.