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micromethod

[mahy-kruh-meth-uh d] /ˈmaɪ krəˌmɛθ əd/
noun
1.
the use of magnification, usually by using a microscope, for study or for performing mechanical operations on a very small scale.
2.
the use of much smaller quantities for achieving test results than is standard for the procedure.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; micro- + method
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