micron
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈmaɪkɹɒn/
Noun

micron (plural microns)

  1. (physics) The thousandth part of one millimeter; the millionth part of a meter.
    • 2009, Jonathan Amos, (bbc.co.uk) Satellites weigh California water ↗
      As one spacecraft lurches and drags through the Earth's uneven gravity field, the second follows 210 km behind, measuring changes in their separation to the nearest micron (a thousandth of a millimetre).
  2. (figurative) A very tiny amount.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: micron
  • German: Mikron
  • Portuguese: mícron, micrómetro (Portugal), micrômetro (Brazil)
  • Russian: микро́н
  • Spanish: micrón
Noun

micron (plural microns)

  1. (linguistics) Synonym of breve#English|breve
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