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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Microscopic \Mi`cro*scop"ic\, Microscopical \Mi`cro*scop"ic*al\,
a. [Cf. F. microscopique.]
1. Of or pertaining to the microscope or to microscopy; made
with a microscope; as, microscopic observation.
2. Able to see extremely minute objects.
Why has not man a microscopic eye? --Pope.
3. Very small. Specifically, visible only by the aid of a
microscope; as, a microscopic insect; also used
figuratively; as, a microscopic advantage.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: of or relating to or used in microscopy; "microscopic
analysis"; "microscopical examination" [syn:
2: visible under a microscope; using a microscope [syn:
3: extremely precise with great attention to details; "examined
it with microscopic care"
4: so small as to be invisible without a microscope;
"differences were microscopic" [syn: microscopic,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
55 Moby Thesaurus words for "microscopic":
3-D, atomic, close, constant, corpuscular, delicate, direct,
embryonic, evanescent, even, exact, express, faithful, fine,
germinal, granular, impalpable, imperceptible, imponderable,
inappreciable, indiscernible, inerrable, inerrant, infallible,
infinitesimal, intangible, invisible, mathematical, microcosmic,
micrometrically precise, molecular, nice, pinpoint, precise,
refined, religious, religiously exact, rigid, rigorous, scientific,
scientifically exact, severe, square, stereoscopic, strict,
subatomic, subtle, telescopic, tenuous, thin, three-dimensional,
ultramicroscopic, undeviating, unerring, unseeable
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