microworld

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From micro- +‎ world.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmʌɪkɹəʊwəːld/

Noun[edit]

microworld (plural microworlds)

  1. The world as it exists at a microscopic scale, subject to quantum effects etc. [from 20th c.]
    • 2007 August 11, Peter J. Riggs, “Reflections on the deBroglie–Bohm Quantum Potential”, Erkenntnis, volume 68, number 1, DOI:10.1007/s10670-007-9054-1: 
      There are certainly many, new features to be learnt about the microworld and which quantum mechanics can inform about.
    • 2011, Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw, The Quantum World, Allen Lane 2011, p. 8:
      This randomness in the behaviour of the microworld came as a shock because, until this point, science was resolutely deterministic.