Etymology
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microscopic (adj.)

1732, "pertaining to or functioning as a microscope;" see microscope + -ic. Meaning "of minute size" is from 1742. Related: Microscopical (1660s as "pertaining to a microscope"); microscopically.

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Definitions of microscopic

microscopic (adj.)
of or relating to or used in microscopy;
microscopic analysis
Synonyms: microscopical
microscopic (adj.)
visible under a microscope; using a microscope;
Synonyms: microscopical
microscopic (adj.)
extremely precise with great attention to details;
examined it with microscopic care
microscopic (adj.)
so small as to be invisible without a microscope;
differences were microscopic
Synonyms: microscopical
From wordnet.princeton.edu