microphysics

[mahy-kruh-fiz-iks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
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.


Origin:
1880–85; micro- + physics

microphysical, adjective
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microphysics (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈfɪzɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) the branch of physics concerned with small objects and systems, such as atoms, molecules, nuclei, and elementary particles
 
micro'physical
 
adj

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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.
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