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Definition of Micro

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tiny, very small; enlarging; one-millionth
microprocessor, computer processor built onto an integrated circuit chip; microcomputer, small computer based on a microprocessor
Micro Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Alt. of Micr-
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\mi"cro-\ (?), micr- \mi"cr-\ ]. [gr. mikro`s small.] a combining form signifying: (a) small, little, trivial, slight; as, microcosm, microscope. (b) (metric system, elec., mech., etc.) a millionth part of; as, microfarad, microohm, micrometer.

WordNet 2.0

1. extremely small in scale or scope or capability
(similar) small, little
Micro Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
Micro Component Technology, Inc.
Exchange: Nasdaq
Designs, manufactures, markets and services automatic testing and handling equipment for integrated circuit for the semiconductor industry.
Micro General Corporation
Exchange: Nasdaq
Provides electronic commerce ("ecommerce") business solutions focused on the financial and real estate markets and also povides other information technology and telecommunications services.
Micro Interconnect Techno
Exchange: OTCBB
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Exchange: OTCBB
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Micro Linear Corporation
Exchange: Nasdaq
Designs, develops and markets high performance analog and mixed signal integrated circuits for application within the communications, computer and industrial markets.
Micro Therapeutics, Inc.
Exchange: Nasdaq
Develops, manufactures and markets minimally invasive medical devices including a broad offering of infusion catheters, micro catheters and infusion wires, for the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease.
Micro Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Fear of being contaminated with dirt of germs
Micro Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Electrochemistry Dictionary
"When used as a prefix before a unit name it indicates a multiplier of 10-6. E.g., microvolt = 10-6 volt, one millionth of a volt. Symbol: ""µ"". "
General Chemistry Glossary
(µ) Prefix used in the SI system meaning "one millionth of". For example 1 µm means "one millionth of a meter" 3.1 µL means "3.1 × 10-6 L".
Soft (Inc.) Disk Operating System
NRC Nuclear Energy Glossary
A prefix that divides a unit into one million parts (0.000001).
A service to the public by The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
Web Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems
A prefix denoting a narrow perspective, one that is concerned with the details of small phenomena which theories of aggregates (see aggregation, macro- ) may summarize, e.g., microeconomics, microlinguistics, microbiology but also micro-organisms, the microscope. (Krippendorff )
Micro Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Integrated Circuit Terminology
a prefix meaning one millionth (x10-6), symbol is µ.
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Jargon File
pref. 1. Very small; this is the root of its use as a quantifier prefix. 2. A quantifier prefix, calling for multiplication by 10^(-6) (see quantifiers). Neither of these uses is peculiar to hackers, but hackers tend to fling them both around rather more freely than is countenanced in standard English. It is recorded, for example, that one CS professor used to characterize the standard length of his lectures as a microcentury -- that is, about 52.6 minutes (see also attoparsec, nanoacre, and especially microfortnight). 3. Personal or human-scale -- that is, capable of being maintained or comprehended or manipulated by one human being. This sense is generalized from `microcomputer', and is esp. used in contrast with `macro-' (the corresponding Greek prefix meaning `large'). 4. Local as opposed to global (or macro-). Thus a hacker might say that buying a smaller car to reduce pollution only solves a microproblem; the macroproblem of getting to work might be better solved by using mass transit, moving to within walking distance, or (best of all) telecommuting.
Micro Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Micro or Mikro, from the Greek  (), means "small". It can be used to indicate a smaller than average scale (microscopic scale), as opposed to prefixes mega and , which can be used to indicate a larger than average scale.

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Micro- (symbol µ) is a unit prefix in the metric system denoting a factor of 10-6 (one millionth). Confirmed in 1960, the prefix comes from the Greek  (), meaning "small".

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Micro Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
Prefix from the Greek mikros meaning small. The opposite of macro-.
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Combining form meaning small or minute
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