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 History of this Word

"micro" is from "mikros" ("small") spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"micro-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "small" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

micro- illustration What is a microscope?
micro- illustration The computer you are using to read this page uses a microprocessor to do its work.