Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the microscope; visible only through the microscope; exceedingly minute. microscopical.

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Usage examples "microscopic":

  1. In the small front yard was a microscopic flower- bed; there were no flowers in it, but the stake that held up a stout plant in the middle was surmounted by a neat wooden sign bearing the inscription, 'No Smoking on these Premises. - "Marm Lisa", Kate Douglas Wiggin.
  2. Dr. Mackenzie bent forward to examine minutely a microscopic darn in the sheet. - "The Rosary", Florence L. Barclay.
  3. The texture of this rock varies from an almost imperceptible fineness of grain to great coarseness, and affords good facilities for microscopic observation of its structure. - "The Earth as Modified by Human Action", George P. Marsh.