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micro- +‎ technique


microtechnique (plural microtechniques)

  1. The art of preparing objects for examination under a microscope.
  2. Any small-scale technique.
    • 1987, Nancy Armstrong, Desire and Domestic Fiction (page 201)
      The prominence of domestic fiction suggests the degree to which such power did not in fact rely on overtly juridical or economic means so much as on cultural hegemony, that is, on the notion of the family, norms of sexual behavior, the polite use of language, the regulation of leisure time, and all those microtechniques that constitute the modern subject.