Subtle vs Micro - What's the difference?
As an adjective subtle
is hard to grasp; not obvious or easily understood; barely noticeable.
As a proper noun micro is
a town in north carolina.
* subtil (obsolete)
* subtile (obsolete)
Hard to grasp; not obvious or easily understood; barely noticeable.
(of a thing) Cleverly contrived.
(of a person or animal) Cunning, skillful.
* 1623 , , act iv, scene 4,
- The difference is subtle , but you can hear it if you listen carefully.
Tenuous; rarefied; of low density or thin consistency.
- Thy age confirmed, proud, subtle , bloody, treacherous.
* crafty, cunning, skillful
* (insidious) insidious
* (hard to grasp) simple
* subtle body
Small, relatively small; (used to contrast levels of the noun modified).
- At the micro level he was a good manager. At the macro level he failed.
* 1984 , Mike Gerrard, Bryan Skinner, Mr Chips comes home: micros and home education (page 23)
* 1986 , Rachael Smith, Bomb Jack'' (video game review) in ''Your Sinclair issue 5, May 1986
- If you can possibly afford to spend a few more pounds then you should move up into the next price bracket, where the potential of the home micro starts to be realised.
- So what sort of hero is this bounding, bomb collecting midget? The answer is an arcade hero - and now he's let loose in your micro courtesy of conversion kings, Elite.
(lb) to micromanage