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English definition of “microscopic”


adjective     /ˌmaɪ.krəˈskɒp.ɪk/ US  /-ˈskɑː.pɪk/ specialized
very small and only able to be seen with a microscope: microscopic algaeExtremely smallSmall informal humorous extremely small: The helpings you get in the office canteen are microscopic!Extremely smallSmall microscopically     /ˈskɒp.ɪ.kəl.i/ US  /-ˈskɑː.pɪ.kəl.i/ adverb informal or specialized microscopically smallExtremely smallSmall
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