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magnifying glass Tweet Definition of magnifying glass Like Definition of magnifying glass on Facebook
noun 
  1. instrument made of convex glass, used to magnify
     
microgram Tweet Definition of microgram Like Definition of microgram on Facebook
noun 
  1. A unit of mass equal to 0.000 001 grams and with symbol µg/μg.
     
micromanipulation Tweet Definition of micromanipulation Like Definition of micromanipulation on Facebook
noun 
  1. the manipulation of objects too small to be seen with the unaided eye
     
microscope Tweet Definition of microscope Like Definition of microscope on Facebook
noun 
  1. An optical instrument used for observing small objects.
  2. Any instrument for imaging very small objects (such as an electron microscope).
     
microscopy Tweet Definition of microscopy Like Definition of microscopy on Facebook
noun 
  1. the study of microscopes, their design and manufacture
  2. the use of microscopes
     
mirror Tweet Definition of mirror Like Definition of mirror on Facebook
noun 
  1. A smooth surface, usually made of glass with reflective material painted on the underside, that reflects light so as to give an image of what is in front of it.
  2. (figurative) an object, person, or event that reflects or gives a picture of another.
  3. (computing) An exact copy of a data set, especially a website.
verb 
  1. (transitive) Of an event, activity, behaviour, etc, to be identical to, to be a copy of.
     
monochromatic Tweet Definition of monochromatic Like Definition of monochromatic on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Image etc, having only one colour with detail represented by differing hues and tints. Eg, A black and white television.
     

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