[syn: microscopic, microscopical]
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]
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: so small as to be invisible without a microscope;
"differences were microscopic" [syn: microscopic,