What is microscopic?

  • (adj): Infinitely or immeasurably small.
    Example: "Reduced to a microscopic scale"
    Synonyms: infinitesimal, minute
    See also — Additional definitions below

Microscopic

The microscopic scale (from Greek: μικρός, mikrós, "small" and σκοπέω, skopéō "look") is the scale of objects smaller than those that can easily be seen by the naked eye, requiring a lens or microscope to see them clearly. In physics, the microscopic scale is sometimes considered the scale between the macroscopic and the quantum regime.

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... Micro-animals are animals that are microscopic and thus cannot be seen with the naked eye ... Microscopic arthropods include dust mites, and spider mites, while microscopic crustaceans include copepods and the cladocera ... Another common group of microscopic animals are the rotifers, which are filter feeders that are usually found in fresh water ...
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... By convention, the microscopic scale also includes classes of objects that are most commonly too small to see but of which some members are large enough to be observed with the eye ... Microscopic units and measurements are used to classify and describe very small objects ... One common microscopic length scale unit is the Micrometer (oi) - one millionth of 1 meter ...

More definitions of "microscopic":

  • (adj): Extremely precise with great attention to details.
    Example: "Examined it with microscopic care"
  • (adj): Of or relating to or used in microscopy.
    Example: "Microscopic analysis"
    Synonyms: microscopical

Famous quotes containing the word microscopic:

    The television screen, so unlike the movie screen, sharply reduced human beings, revealed them as small, trivial, flat, in two banal dimensions, drained of color. Wasn’t there something reassuring about it!—that human beings were in fact merely images of a kind registered in one another’s eyes and brains, phenomena composed of microscopic flickering dots like atoms. They were atoms—nothing more. A quick switch of the dial and they disappeared and who could lament the loss?
    Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938)