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microphysics

[mahy-kruh-fiz-iks] /ˌmaɪ krəˈfɪz ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the branch of physics dealing with physical objects that are not large enough to be observed and treated directly, as elementary particles, atoms, and molecules.
Compare particle physics.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; micro- + physics
Related forms
microphysical, adjective
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  • There remains issues implementing microphysics into a nested configuration.
  • Study the interactions between warm cloud and ice microphysics at different stages of cloud development.
  • It represents an important advancement in ice microphysics in climate models.
British Dictionary definitions for microphysics

microphysics

/ˌmaɪkrəʊˈfɪzɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the branch of physics concerned with small objects and systems, such as atoms, molecules, nuclei, and elementary particles
Derived Forms
microphysical, adjective
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