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microscopic

mi·cro·scop·ic

microscopic

pronunciation:
maI kr ska pihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: too small to be seen with the unaided eye.
similar words:
infinitesimal
definition 2: extremely small; tiny; minute.
antonyms:
gargantuan, huge
similar words:
infinitesimal, minuscule, minute
definition 3: of or relating to a microscope.
derivation: microscopically (adv.)
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The word microscopic contains the following parts:
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.