micro You use micro to indicate that something relates to a specific area, rather than a general one (mainly TECHNICAL) adj usu ADJ n (Antonym: macro)
The vital task was to allow the economy to operate freely at a micro level.
Micro- is used to form nouns that refer to something that is a very small example or fraction of a particular type of thing. prefix
These are the cells that directly attack and kill micro-organisms..., The pulse is usually timed in micro-seconds.
micro-brewery ( micro-breweries plural ) A micro-brewery is a type of small brewery where beer is produced using traditional methods. n-count
micro-organism ( micro-organisms plural ) , microorganism A micro-organism is a very small living thing which you can only see if you use a microscope. n-count
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