micro-

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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

New Latin micro- (small) (from Ancient Greek μικρός (mikros, small)

Prefix[edit]

micro-

  1. Small

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μικρός (mikros, small).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

SI prefix
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micro-

  1. Very small.
    organismmicroorganism
  2. (metric units) One millionth.
    grammicrogram

Usage notes[edit]

  • (one millionth): Officially, micro- is abbreviated as µ- (the Greek letter mu); for example, one second is 1s, so one microsecond is 1µs. However, for many purposes this is inconvenient, so writers often use either u- (for its similar appearance to µ-) or mc-, producing, for example, 1um (one micrometer) and 1mcg (one microgram).

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Catalan[edit]

Prefix[edit]

micro-

  1. micro-

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French[edit]

Prefix[edit]

micro-

  1. micro-

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Italian[edit]

Prefix[edit]

micro-

  1. micro-

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μικρός (mikros) "small".

Prefix[edit]

micro-

  1. micro-

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