miniaturize

[min-ee-uh-chuh-rahyz, min-uh-]
verb (used with object), miniaturized, miniaturizing.
to make in extremely small size in order to keep volume or weight to a minimum: to miniaturize electronic equipment.
Also, especially British, miniaturise.


Origin:
1945–50; miniature + -ize

miniaturization, noun
superminiaturize, verb (used with object), superminiaturized, superminiaturizing.
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miniaturize or miniaturise (ˈmɪnɪtʃəˌraɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to make or construct (something, esp electronic equipment) on a very small scale; reduce in size
 
miniaturise or miniaturise
 
vb
 
miniaturi'zation or miniaturise
 
n
 
miniaturi'sation or miniaturise
 
n

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Example sentences
The inventor will miniaturize the security of a bank vault into the everyday padlock.
It might help miniaturize electric motors, compressors, and turbines.
But the batteries and integrated circuits necessary to drive these devices make them difficult to fully miniaturize.
Eventually, the team wants to miniaturize the system to the size of a microchip so that it can be installed in a car.
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