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microanalysis

[mahy-kroh-uh-nal-uh-sis] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ əˈnæl ə sɪs/
noun, plural microanalyses
[mahy-kroh-uh-nal-uh-seez] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ əˈnæl əˌsiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
Chemistry. the analysis of very small samples of substances.
2.
the detailed analysis of a sphere of behavior, as of human communication.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; micro- + analysis
Related forms
microanalyst
[mahy-kroh-an-l-ist] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˈæn l ɪst/ (Show IPA),
noun
microanalytical
[mahy-kroh-an-l-it-i-kuh l] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˌæn lˈɪt ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
microanalytic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for micro analytic

microanalysis

/ˌmaɪkrəʊəˈnælɪsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1.
the qualitative or quantitative chemical analysis of very small amounts of substances
Derived Forms
microanalyst (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈænəlɪst) noun
microanalytic (ˌmaɪkrəʊˌænəˈlɪtɪk), microanalytical, adjective
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