How does the word sound?
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.
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
|What is a microscope?|
|The computer you are using to read this page uses a microprocessor to do its work.|