AskDefine | Define micro

Dictionary Definition

micro adj : extremely small in scale or scope or capability

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

MY-kro

Etymology

Shortening of microcomputer

Noun

  1. Short form of microcomputer

French

Noun

fr-noun m
  1. mic (microphone)
  2. micro (microcomputer)

Extensive Definition

Micro is an English prefix of Greek origin that refers to an object as being smaller than an object or scale of focus, in contrast with macro. Some examples of the prefix "micro" are - microwave, microscope, microphone, microchip and micro-organism.
micro in German: Mikro
micro in French: Micro
micro in Italian: Micro
micro in Low German: Mikro (Mehrdüdig Begreep)
micro in Thai: ไมโคร
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